Hey, it's his "Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy": Who are we to judge?
Of course we can judge. It's Kanye West, and his final version of his "Monster" video. This shortened version lacks the Rick Ross cameo -- which, to this writer, was the laziest portion of the original. But we're not talking about the original: here's "art." Yeezy wants to make sure we call it that, because somehow that protects it from the original criticisms lodged against it to begin with. Namely? It depicts the brutalization of women, frequently unclothed. It's meant to be gross -- but beautiful -- in all its monster-ly glory.
And ironic, considering that Jay-Z's "Achilles Heel" is, in fact, "love," not "naked models draped on furniture."
[More after the jump...]
Read my original, very positive review of "Dark Twisted Fantasy" here.