Fans have been awaiting a visual for Jay-Z and Kanye West's ubiquitous Hit-Boy-produced smash 'N----s in Paris' ' since the duo released the 'Watch the Throne' LP last year, and at long last, the video has arrived.
Premiering via VEVO, the clip, which is the album's second video, features live footage from the Los Angeles Watch the Throne tour stop, where Jay and Kanye performed the song no less than 10 times in a row.
The video begins with a warning, perhaps for effect, claiming the video "has been identified by epilepsy action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy."
Immediately following that grim notice, Jay and Kanye are announced via block letters and live vocals from the Los Angeles date's encore performance.
"Y'all ready to leave? Well, 'Ye not ready to leave!" Jay shouts.
"And Jay not ready to leave!" Kanye crows in response.
"So only one thing left to do! Again! Let's go! Let's go, let's go!"
A live version of the song commences, bolstered by an arpeggiated synth line and live vocals, as the duo rock black leather and gold chains, backed by a kaleidoscope effect and 'Tron'-inspired laser lights, models morph into Rorschach-patterns in the crowd, amidst a sea of fans.
The video then evolves into a trippy montage of live performance, lights and images. A lion roars, a large cat stalks the stage, fans throw up their diamonds and a cathedral glides by itself at the song's dubstep-influenced conclusion, as the video draws to a frenetic close.
Jay and Kanye will be competing for awards this Sun., Feb. 12 at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. 'Watch the Throne' is nominated for Best Rap Album, while 'Otis' is up for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
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