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Rapper Young Thug released the music video for his single ‘Wyclef Jean’ today. You may notice one thing missing from it: Young Thug. 

According to director Ryan Staake, despite a $100,000 budget and the rapper sending him a storyboard for the video, Young Thug showed up 10 hours late the day of, then refused to get out of his car for a single shot. 

What could have been a disaster—not to mention a waste of money—became a wonderful meta-narrative about the experience and one of the funniest music videos of all time. 

Now that is taking lemons and making Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade

H/T Reddit

David Covucci

David Covucci

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