by Huna Amweero in Video on Thursday 27 March 2008

Directed by Spike Jonze, the video for Kanye West’s Flashing Lights is stunning. The song is the tale of West being caught cheating on his girlfriend by the paparazzi. And the video portrays the extreme consequences of his infidelity. Running a minute shorter than the album version of the track, the clip features a staple of the contemporary Hip Hop video: the half-naked female. However, the scantily clad woman is not to be ogled. She is vengeful, giving the bound and helpless West a last glimpse of what he obviously thought wasn’t enough.