Kanye West finally dropped the highly anticipated music video “Paranoid” featuring recent undercover superstar Rihanna on his blog today. The video, which first debuted at an exclusive Def Jam event May 20, and was not supposed to be released to the public until tomorrow. But after discovering several leaked clips on the internet, including video phone footage from the Def Jam event, West relented and posted the finished version early this morning on his blog saying,
“Here is the ‘Paranoid’ vid, which wasn’t supposed to drop till [Thursday], but here it goes.”
An unfinished version of the video was leaked earlier this week, and West again took to his blog to vent his frustration.
“It hurts me to see the old and very wrong version of the ‘Paranoid’ video get leaked over the Net while I was on an 11-hour flight and couldn’t do anything about it. It’s just frustrating when this stuff happens because I really care about the product and since videos never get played any way you might as well tweak them and make them as special as possible. The version that got leaked from the camera phone last week is at least a little closer to the final product. Thank you everybody for your support but that video was not up to my standards,” said West in all-caps font.
Although there are no scenic beach scenes in the video featuring Riahann, the video was shot in Hawaii along with his previously released “Amazing” music video.