As the next instalment of his Donda rollout, Kanye West has dropped the new music video for his collaboration with Andre 3000, ‘Life of the Party’. The song, which had previously been leaked, appears on Donda (Deluxe). The video features deepfake performances from West’s younger years—from his childhood through his adolescence.
In addition to serving as a music video for the song itself, parts of the video have also appeared in a TV commercial for the launch of his new Balenciaga-engineered Yeezy Gap collection. The video itself is shorter than the original song, as it doesn’t include Andre 3000’s verse.
The video is the second major deepfake video to feature Kanye West recently, as it followed Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Part 5’.
However, it seems that some drama may have ensued as a result of the track, considering that after premiering the song during his Donda listening event in Las Vegas last year, the rapper Drake took issue with the lyrics, “I put Virgil and Drake on the same text, and it wasn’t about the matching Arc’teryx or Kid Cudi dress.” To this, Drake responded, “Just told these grown men stop it with the funny shit.”
Andre 3000 got involved at this point, responding to the drama, “The track I received and wrote to didn’t have the diss verse on it. It’s unfortunate that it was released in this way and two artists that I love are going back and forth. I wanted to be on Certified Lover Boy too. I just want to work with people that inspire me. Hopefully I can work with Kendrick on his album. I’d love to work with Lil’ Baby, Tyler and Jay-Z. I respect them all.”
If you want to check out the new music video, you can find it down below.