West Shoots Epic Mini-movie

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September 16, 2010 | 7:40am EST

Kanye West has shot an epic mini-movie to accompany his forthcoming single Runaway – based on his controversial 2009 MTV Video Music Awards stage invasion.

The Stronger hitmaker filmed the 40-minute sequence in Prague, Czech Republic last month, and he admits the promo was inspired by the fallout from last year’s MTV VMAs, which saw him storm the stage during Taylor Swift’s winning moment.

He says, “It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth and I make her my girlfriend. People discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world. I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while.

“It’s maybe parallel to my career. I threw a Molotov cocktail on my career last year, in a way, and I had to come back as a better person.”

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