Here's What Happens When Young Thug Doesn't Come Through
We’ve all been there…life gets in the way of certain commitments, like dentist appointments, unimportant conference calls, and music video shoots for your latest track. Such is the case of Young Thug, who missed out on a considerable portion of his “Wyclef Jean” call sheet (all of it), and co-director Ryan Staake basically gave zero fucks while doing the most with a $100,000 setup sans the star of the show while totally keeping his cool. Without further ado, watch the full video up top and peep our five fave moments below.
1. The Epic Opening
Staake cuts to the chase from the get-go, opening with this concise magic:
Breaking the fourth wall to set the stage for a video that could have just died. Bold, yet commendable.
2. The Voice Clip: A Visual Journey
Staake proceeds to cue the voice clip he was given of Young Thug describing his vision for the video, which involves tiny cars, Thug eating Cheetos, and children. The voiceover is accompanied by the footage Staake directed in Thug’s absence, and as the story comes to life on the screen, Staake’s trolling does too.
3. Young Thug Did Actually Contribute Some Scenes
These were shot separately, so Staake gets resourceful and just cuts them in as cameos between his own footage. Here’s our boy living his truth/eating Cheetos in front of a jet.
Things really start to fall apart, so Staake continues telling his side of the story via B-roll and just words, as one does.
Ryan Staake: troll king of the century.
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