Here's Young Thug's 'Wyclef Jean' Video, The One He Never Showed Up to Shoot
Young Thug's latest video for the Jeffery standout "Wyclef Jean" has earned high praise all over Twitter despite the rapper skipping out on the entire shoot. The $100,000 video -- which was co-directed by Ryan Staake -- was shot without the Atlanta rapper in it (the exception was a short clip of him eating Cheetos that Thug shot himself and sent over two months later).
In an interview with Complex, Staake explained how he had to piece together a video without the rapper, who allegedly never showed up to shoot his own video, despite setting up the concept in a conference call. Thug's absence forced Staake to improvise on numerous occasions for the visual, which consisted of models driving in toy cars, little kids dressed in police uniforms destroying a cop car and more.
"I love it. I honestly think it’s multiple times better than it would have been if it had been done the way it was planned," Staake said. "I can only thank Young Thug for not showing up. It allowed something bizarre and unique to happen that people are enjoying and responding well to."
Watch how a disaster became something special in the "Wyclef Jean" video below.