[HIP HOP] Check Out Young Thug’s 100K Dollar Music Video He Didn’t Even Show Up To
Young Thug is known for his wild stage antics, personality on social media, and progressive thoughts on topics like sexuality and gender fluidity. It’s hard to think of another rapper that openly denounces gender constructs.
The Atlanta rapper bred rapper had specific plans for the ‘Wyclef Jean’ music video. Complete with naked women riding toy cars and kids destroying a police car, the music video was certain to be incendiary.
The video was set to be co directed by director Ryan Staake and Thugger himself.
Nearly every aspect of the video went as planned, except for one small miscommunication: Young Thug never showed up. The production team hired to produce the video was payed 100,000 to do it so naturally they moved forward with the process. Who can really blame them? Staake worked with what he had to create a hilarious edit of Thugger’s original mission. “I don’t have anything close to what I planned to film,” reads a closed caption. “So, I’ll just explain how this video fell apart.”
The closed caption at the beginning of the video it states that the director “co-directed” the music video with Young Thug. Quite a stretch for someone that didn’t show up on set.
‘Wyclef Jean,’ appeared on Young Thug’s Jeffery mixtape which dropped last year. The track is perfect background noise for the wild antics in the music video; Staake pulled off the best video he could have possibly made in such peculiar circumstances. For that, we applaud him.
We certainly think that the video served the song justice. At the end of the day the show must go on, and Ryan Staake certainly proved that point.
Young Thug Tour Dates:
3/10 – Buku Music Festival, New Orelans LA