On October 2, Kanye West changed the scope of musical performances on 'Saturday Night Live.' Rather than the simple classic background, he performed in front of a white, back-lit sheet as ballerinas and dancers contorted around him. But it wasn't just some peace offering to make up for ill feelings between the artist and the long-running show -- it was the epic precursor to 'Runaway,' his half-hour music video/short film.
Yes, folks: Mr. West decided to channel some good ol' Michael Jackson and create his own epic music video. But whereas the King of Pop would create stories that could often stand up on their own -- like the epic, zombie-loving "Thriller" -- Kanye's is little more than snarky metaphor housed in a subtle, two-tonne hammer.