Kayne West + Puppets + Olympics = Awesome
Capitalizing on Olympic fever and everyone’s love for any floppy-armed felt puppet that looks like it may have tumbled out of Jim Henson’s workshop, Kayne West has released a video for “Champion,” the sixth single off his Graduation album. Good thing the Kayne puppet stuck to Track & Field because, as we all know, a wet puppet is a sinking puppet. Not to mention Michael Phelps definitely wouldn’t allow a trash-talking, hipster sunglass-wearing puppet to beat him anyway.
Kanye’s video for his latest single champion just came out, and it completely shocked me. Why? Because Kanye himself isn’t in it at all: instead it features an amazingly realistic Kanye puppet. Before you judge and think puppets aren’t cool, watch the video. Because this is easily the hippest, most musically-inclined puppet since Rowlf the Dog. The video is charming, funny, and all-around down to earth – which is sort of ironic since the lyrics are all about how awesome Kanye is.
The idea of Kanye West being willing to hand over his music video and his likeness to a puppet shows that he doesn’t actually take himself quite as seriously as we all thought – or that he’s at least smart enough to know when to chill out and just have fun with his music.