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Rapper never shows for his music video shoot, director turns it into work of art

Young Thug never came to his $100,000 video shoot and it didn't matter.


David Covucci


Posted on Jan 17, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 4:48 am CDT

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

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*First Published: Jan 17, 2017, 10:20 am CST