12:39pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Kanye West, Jay-Z Debut (Potentially) Seizure-Inducing 'N*****s in Paris' Clip (Video)
The song has been performed live 168 times and now, “N****s in Paris” has been translated into a music video.
Kanye West and Jay-Z debut their new clip via Vevo, featuring enough strobe lights and special effects to warrant a warning from U.K. based Epilepsy Action at the beginning of the clip: “This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.”
From there, the video opens with black and white footage from the duo’s Los Angeles Staples Center show, which found Ye and Hov performing their radio hit a total of 10 times -- in a row.
“Only a truly demented pair of stars, no matter how big, would play the same song over and over like a CD player stuck on repeat. But not only did the twosome do it, they got away with it, each run-through more exciting and energetic than the last,” reads The Hollywood Reporter’s review of the Dec. 11 show. Luckily for fans at home, the video only lasts for one take – leaving any repeat plays to the viewer’s discretion.
The video, directed by West, is complete with strobe lights, beautiful women in the front row and a variety of special effects.
This isn’t the first time a West video has prompted seizure warnings. His video for “All of the Lights,” featuring Rihanna, includes an identical message at its start.
Watch “N****s in Paris” below.