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Watch: Mirrored Masks and Cloaked Figures in Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Trailer

Photo of Shipra Gupta By Shipra Gupta | Indiewire February 27, 2014 at 3:53PM

Kanye West dropped the trailer for "Yeezus" last night, during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."
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Kanye West dropped the trailer for "Yeezus" last night, during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Vulture speculates that "Yeezus" is separate from the film that West is writing with Bret Easton Ellis -- a notion that has yet to be confirmed.

The trailer, which can be viewed on West's website, consists of footage from the tour. Although West's combination of religious motifs with pop culture likens him to a god, his imagery actually resembles Lady Gaga's work on "The Fame" and "The Fame Monster." Specifically, the figured cloaked in white and the mask made of mirrors that we see in West's trailer, appear to be re-appropriations of Gaga's white nun outfit in the "Bad Romance" video and the famous disco bra she sports in the video for "Just Dance."

Perhaps West isn't a god after all.

This article is related to: Kanye West, Yeezus, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Lady Gaga, Trailers





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