New Video: Kanye West – ‘Monster (ft. Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, & Jay-Z)’

Published: Thursday 30th Dec 2010 by Sam

The much anticipated video for Kanye West‘s smash ‘Monster’ premiered moments ago. Check out the inevitably controversial clip after the jump. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj feature.

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Wow. Tune back in once I’ve picked my jaw up the floor.

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  1. Brandy = DA TRUTH December 30, 2010

    Kanye Slayed!

  2. COLLEGE BARB December 30, 2010

    LOVED THE WHOLE THING!!!! Roman looked freakishly s***, nicki looked cute too!!!!!!

  3. BDABOSS December 30, 2010

    I’ve been waiting on this video for a while. I like the theme.

  4. TIMMI December 30, 2010

    It’s a bit scary…

  5. UGh December 30, 2010

    i don’t get it.

  6. nayah82 December 30, 2010

    OMFG MY BABY DID IT AGAIN! KANYE KEEPS SLAYING THESE WACK ASS RAPPERS.

  7. antertain December 30, 2010

    errrrm wow errrm i dunno.

    Nicki did her thang..

    I get the theme but would be nice if these vids to have relation to the lyrics

  8. RB (in Holland) December 30, 2010

    FIYAHHHHHHHHHHH!!

    This is what i call a refreshing music video, the visual are on POINT!!!

    Defo a HIT!!! – But MTV/BET/The Box wont play it untill after dark 🙁

  9. TRUTH TELLER December 30, 2010

    IM IM….IM IM GONNA GO PRAY AND THEN PUT ON SOME GOOD’OL 90’S MUSIC WHERE I DONT GET NO DEVILISH ISHHHH

  10. DeDe December 30, 2010

    VERY DEMONIC!

  11. Chile Please!! December 30, 2010

    I’m scared …………….VERY Scared! WTF!!!!! I’m sleeping on with my night light tonight. LOL!

  12. # ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛalexisR-♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ December 30, 2010

    WOW. That’s Deep!

    Nicki and Roman were s*** as…

  13. VA STAND UP!! December 30, 2010

    Ok..so I am a Kanye fan and everything, and I am all for being creative..and the name of the song is called ‘Monster’ but this ish right here! I just can’t.

    I honestly think they are trying to milk the illuminati rumors at this point. They have to know that this is what people are gonna think when they see this. This is going to be trending topic soon..watch.

  14. Shouw December 30, 2010

    That’s soo creepy
    I Idk I was waiting for something else

  15. BeyBeyBey December 30, 2010

    KANYE IS THE KING. he is on the other level.

  16. Irvine December 30, 2010

    God don’t like ugly!!!…#justsaying

  17. briz December 30, 2010

    Sublime!!!

  18. Traci Summers December 30, 2010

    THINGS I GOT FROM THIS VIDEO – 1. HAVING S** WITH DEAD WOMEN. 2. CUTTING UP WOMEN’S BODY PARTS.3. DRINKING BLOOD. 4. SATAN WORSHIP. 5.SPLIT PERSONALITIES. 6.DEATH. 7. NO RELATION TO THE LYRICS. …..music is dying. along with videos people understand there is an agenda behind all this, think to yourself, why are there so many satanic videos and songs out, BTW everybody in that vid DEFFO sold their soul.

  19. Traci Summers December 30, 2010

    tidbit. DID KANYE BLEACH HIS SKIN.. HES LOOKIN KINDA BROWN

  20. Viki December 30, 2010

    demonic s***

  21. BooBopYeah December 30, 2010

    Nicki killed it i like how it was 2 of her! And i loved Kanye’s parts! he stay slaying
    Oh and Jay-z part was boringggggg. idk whyy his part sucked in the video.

  22. WTF December 30, 2010

    Are ya’ll serious? This is a video with the concept of MONSTERS. OF COURSE ITS GONNA BE CREEPY! Thats the whoolee ppoint. And it’s Kanye and Nicki, the two most out-there hiphop artists right now, so it’s gonna be weird. anyway i like it

  23. ICON December 30, 2010

    OMG. Too Creepy. :/

  24. tia likes December 30, 2010

    Damn if yall consider this creepy, then ya’ll are some p**** ass people. lol

  25. GangsterA December 30, 2010

    i love it nicki slayed that s*** her outfits are hot and the shoes is killing me dope concept jake nava is such an amzing diracta

  26. TJ December 30, 2010

    Why they still got a “getty Images” mark on the video???
    LMAO!
    Kanye’s team gettin CHEAP.
    Nice video though,
    other than the lady killing. Only p**** n***** kill women.

  27. Traci Summers December 30, 2010

    @GANGSTERA will you be reccomennding Jake Nava to god???? hmmm? lol tihnk about what ur watching and representing

  28. LOL December 30, 2010

    @TRACI SUMMERS

    #COSIGN

  29. GAslickmouf December 30, 2010

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW I do like i MUST SAY

  30. crbb December 30, 2010

    yess amazing video!!! nicki, kanye, jay slayed!! great concept glad they captured it in the video

  31. GangsterA December 30, 2010

    what you b****** are dumb or what i said hes a great director i said diracta why will i reccomennd him to god smh i only said the concept is dope -__- lol

  32. sonofbaldwin December 30, 2010

    This video is nothing but pure misogyny. Literally, misogyny. Misogyny personified. Kanye is a brilliant artist, but can’t seem to escape his misogynist tendencies.

  33. Renae December 30, 2010

    Don’t like the video, but I like the song….I liked everyone’s verse, epscially Jay and Nicki.

  34. LOL December 30, 2010

    OH AND SHOUT OUT TO MY DUDE

    BRUNO MARS!!!!!!! FOR HAVING THE NUMBER 1 SONG IN THE COUNTRY!!!

    “GREENADE” B******!! YASSSSSS!!!

    FINALLY A NUMBER 1 SONG THAT ISN’T GENERIC POP

    THANK YA JESUS!!!

  35. LOL December 30, 2010

    OH AND SHOUT OUT TO MY DUDE

    BRUNO MARS!!! ON HAVING THE NUMBER 1 SOUNG IN THE COUNTRY !!!

    “GREENADE” B******!!!

    FINALLY A NUMBER 1 SONG THAT ISN’T GENERIC POP

    THANK YA JESUS!!!!!!!!

  36. David December 30, 2010

    This dude Kayne is a creative genius, this video is the total opposite of what I thought it was gonna be, but it’s sickk! He killed it, He’s the f*****’ Man!!

  37. Jordan December 30, 2010

    Woww what the hell did i just watch lol

  38. ~BeySoBreezy~ December 30, 2010

    Dear Kanye,

    I dont know what the hell happened to you, but please find out what it is, because I miss the old Kanye like crazy!

    Sincerly,
    BeySoBreezy…concerned fan.

  39. Migi December 30, 2010

    my life has just been complete 🙂

  40. Clinc December 30, 2010

    WOW What is this world coming to when people think that s*** like this is okay and normal …….
    Im a big Kanye West fan and have been from the beginning of his career, I’ve always applauded him for pushing the limit and being creative but the video and song alike are abnormal. And whosoever thinks to the contrary needs serious psychological help.

  41. truthfully December 30, 2010

    When i saw this post i was like finally but it boring….like nicki’s verse was the only interesting thing there…kanye needs to go back to singing about jesus or something not this….

  42. Sterling8 December 30, 2010

    The blood of the lamb! Jesus we need you! *THROWS OIL ON THE SCREEN RUNS AROUND THAT GRAPE JUICE SPEAKING IN TONGUES!!!!

  43. carl December 30, 2010

    Y’ALL ARE DUMB AS F***. THE SONGS IS CALLED ‘MONSTER’ WHERE U EXPECTING BEES AND FLOWERS? SMH. ANYWAY… NICKI AND ROMAN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  44. RonaldMatters.com December 30, 2010

    JAY-Z’s yellow teeth!! And, then the bottom row all bunched up and crooked!???

    After seeing those close-ups on Kanye’s super white teeth WITH diamonds across the bottom…then Jay-Z’s teeth pop up on the screen…not a good look at all.

  45. Oana December 30, 2010

    Horror! Killuminati!!!

  46. Ladia yates December 30, 2010

    @CARL

    EXACTLY……

    If Lady Gaga would’ve did this everyone be screaming… EPIC

  47. lola December 30, 2010

    This video was wack as hell! LOL WTF are y’all talking about it was scary? The trailer was scarier and creepier than this! It was s boring and abnormal. Kanye is so damn lame. I never liked him. The only good verse on this song was Nicki’s. She killed that track, brought it back, and killed it again! But her part was stupid. I liked the concept of her scene, but it wasn’t what I expected.

  48. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ December 30, 2010

    Visually stunning, and I like the concept.

    For those who think it was scary, um, the song is called “Monster.” So……yeah……..

  49. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ December 30, 2010

    LMAO @ RonaldMatters.com!

  50. itsbkinthemix December 30, 2010

    Love it!

  51. WorldWideWaddie.com December 30, 2010

    It looks like Nicki Minaj took another subliminal diss at Lil’ Kim by dressing up like her. #shade

  52. Royalkev December 30, 2010

    I think Kanye is a genius and I love his music and albums, but this is just a bit too dark. What is the message your sending out? I see the concept matches the theme of the song, it is titled “Monster”. I’m all for a good controversial video, that is done in the name of art. I just don’t understand why is that each video is darker than the last before it. Kanye and Nicki were amazing, Jay not so much! … but this is leaving me feeling a bit puzzled, in need of prayer and worried about the state of the world.

  53. Clos December 30, 2010

    Yhu people think to much lol………Love the video! What I expected and much more

  54. ThatMigrator December 30, 2010

    UM…Ye, you DEFINITELY “crossed the line” LOL.

  55. the kiddz December 30, 2010

    This is a weird ass video. And why does it sound so fuzzy?

  56. Guytt December 30, 2010

    You black people are stupid. This video is not scary. It’s not demonic. It’s a rip-off of Lady Gaga’s “Papparazzi” video. It’s pretty boring if you ask me, I saw no Epic parts for such a Raw song.

  57. Badd December 30, 2010

    This seems a alittle like the Paparazzi videotaken out of proportion…with the dead ppl.
    except it’s really not the same concept or meaning….i’m not even
    getting the concept or meaning of this video..it just looks like he trying hard
    once again….just reaching.

  58. LG3 December 30, 2010

    I like this video, very creative and what I’d expect from the content of the lyrics, not sure why this is supposed to be so controversial though, It’s no worse than a Marilyn Manson video now those use to freak me out back in the day…lol

  59. Badd December 30, 2010

    @Guytt
    exactlyy !
    except I didn’t see any meaning.
    I understood the paparazzi video..this just looks like s*** thrown together.
    Trying to make it seem interesting like he really has something going…#fail.

  60. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare December 30, 2010

    I.love.it!!!!!

  61. Time To Shine December 30, 2010

    I dont like it! It’s boring as hell. Actually Love Lockdown was more creative than this and it’s was not that dark. Kanye is not artistic anymore he’s just weird and dark and that’s doesnt mean Epic or Great! NEXT

    Paparazzi was pure Genuis
    Bad Romance is Epitome of Greatness
    Telephone is Pop Culture monument.
    Single Ladies is Legendary.

  62. plain and simple December 30, 2010

    One word HORRIBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  63. RI RI THE BEST December 30, 2010

    wtf its something about this video i get this crazy feeling when i watched it and that will be my last time because of that something at right in the air……*dive’s in a tub of holy water* god forgive me for i have just sinned

  64. ChEeRfUl CyNiC XD December 30, 2010

    The vid doesn’t look finished

  65. Kamran December 30, 2010

    LOVE IT!!!! Great concept, great art direction, good horror feel to the video- that video was so worth watching and waiting for- didn’t disappoint! Love the torture/split personality scene with Nicki- her rap is HARDDDDD!!!! Well done Kanye on the creative artistic vibe you keep bringing!

  66. Miss Chick Boom December 30, 2010

    Yeah.

    I like Nicki’s part. it was very creative. The rest of the video was BLAH.

    Jay Z needs to get his damn teeth fixed.

  67. Mrsjones December 30, 2010

    Well this video speaks a thousand words. Thats all im gonna say

  68. TIMMI December 30, 2010

    I didn’t mean it was scary as in I was sitting there shitting myself, I meant it’s scary in terms of it’s going to cause issues being played on a music channel that children watch. Very graphic.

  69. annie! :] December 30, 2010

    uhmmm?? haha i’m not sure i understand the concept of the video….
    and it doesn’t look like it’s finished (the Getty Images watermark was on some of the backgrounds). it was just okay.

  70. MC_BFLY December 30, 2010

    wow!! this was way too creepy i understand the theme but damn this was too much…..

  71. PINK FRIDAY H** December 30, 2010

    I LOVE IT!! GO NIKKI !!!!

  72. Terry310 December 30, 2010

    The Video is CRAAZZZZY! A lot of people will not like this and a lot people will love it. It’s so opposite from Carmen, the artist he just signed.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..r_embedded
    To go from this to signing a 17 year old pop star seems…strange. But that’s the music business. Nicki killltedded it. A+. Jay didn’t want much to do with this and you can tell B-. I really like the visual. Goes with the song. Not something I need to see again but I think Kanye gets an A-. Maybe an A+ for the final visual.

    Side note: CHER from X Factor Signs with Roc Nation? DAYUM. What’s up with the rappers signing all these pop artist. I heard Jay and Kanye were fighting over Carmen and then Jay, Kanye and Wil I Am were fighting over Cher.

  73. Sheesh_BeyStan_Btw December 30, 2010

    I loved it…very creative..some people just don’t understand Kanye’s mind…

  74. Kijano December 30, 2010

    We all love this work of art here in france, THANK YOU SO MUCH KANYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  75. uhhh!! December 30, 2010

    Ppl are so dumb i mean things like this have been in videos forever. look at bone thugs and harmony crossroad that was worst than this.

  76. RihannaForever December 30, 2010

    I thought that the video was well done and although it was less disturbing that I envisioned, I still liked it.

    However, there was quite the lack of a story behind this video. I also hated Jay-Z’s rap section. It was dull to watch him just stand.

    I LOVED Nicki. Her verse and section in this video were the best and I loved the idea behind her bit. I hope it was her idea.

  77. Nick December 30, 2010

    IdK Wat u all expect, rappers don’t dance r prance around-minster is the title they flowed & it was very clean & crisp, video is sick! I luv it

  78. LovesRiri December 30, 2010

    I agree Jay Z’s section was boring. I like the video though. A LOT! Nicki was insane-literally in her section. Kanye looked like he was at a fashion shoot that turned into a video. But I still like it. AND NOOOOOOOO! please tell me Carmen did not sign with Kanye. I love Kanye and all but that is a terrible fit. Cher to Roc Nation makes more sense but it seems to be getting crowded over there. Have to make sure there is enough room to focus on my girl RIHANNA.

  79. babalu December 30, 2010

    Jay-Z totally seemed outta place and boring as hell… Kanye shoulda replaced him with someone more interresting (Twista, Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg)

    Kanyé & Nicki slayed

  80. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! December 30, 2010

    What the f*** is that s***??? How many times did Kanye used the N word.. can he not come up with something better then this?
    What a terrible song… whats it all about? No wonder he’s album has droped so much on the album chart.. this is just s***.. He is so over rated and yeh im Taylor fan… but this is just beyond bad.

  81. itsbkinthemix December 30, 2010

    I can live with Jay-Z boring part being in the video but I’m just glad that it was short.

  82. No name December 30, 2010

    STUPID

    And Nicki’s mouth was not following the words, i really wish she would lose that mop wig on her head (the blk one)

    I am a huge fan of Kanye’s and yea…this video was cheap, lame and stupid

  83. nadia December 30, 2010

    where did the old kanye go?
    i love the song but this video is just someting else, very creepy and EXTREMELY disturbing.

    whats happend to the good old videos from back in the day?
    now all everyone does is sells there soul….. smdh

  84. jojo December 30, 2010

    you know how videos like thriller or disturbia are suppose to be creepy but there just cool well this video is like actually really creepy to me

    A++++
    kanye

  85. Josh Garrett December 30, 2010

    This is the most Demonic video i have ever seen , and i am not even Religious ! wow, its f****** Creepy .

  86. wateva December 30, 2010

    chile… what in the 3rd circle of HELL!!!?

    after the video went off, my phone ring and was told i would die in 7 days!

    *hisses at the screen*

  87. Jade December 30, 2010

    What y’all need to understand is that the video isn’t even finished yet. So all that y’all talking about prolly isn’t even gonna be in the final cut. That’s why y’all see the Getty images in the background. And knowing Kanye, he’ll prolly have two versions of the video anyway.

  88. Prince December 30, 2010

    Yeeesssss!! Dis video is EPPIIIICCC!!!!!!!!!! The concept was GREAT! I loved it! But i think charlie and rick ross shouldve been left off the song.

  89. ElijahLuvsCici December 30, 2010

    Nicki slayed END!

  90. Dee Eugene December 30, 2010

    I like Jay-Z’s verse, even though he ain’t do much. Nicki’s scene was the most creative out of the bunch. Creepy video all around, but what are we to expect from a song called Monster on an album called My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.? Lol

  91. Spunkypoop December 30, 2010

    SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL

  92. Slick December 30, 2010

    nickis part was decent but the rest was just over conceptualized b*******.. FAIL

  93. Tami December 30, 2010

    Some creepy s***!Nicki spayed all the men with her verse!#thatisall All of the Lights video better be all happy and s*** cause I dont need some demon s*** in that too lol

  94. Tami December 30, 2010

    Nicki slayed my bad

  95. Teflon Boy December 30, 2010

    @CLINC…, I wholeheartedly agree. This video was nothing short of disgusting…, I’m cool with horror images in music videos, MJ’s Thriller is a perfect example of how to scare a be fun at the same time. This was sickening though, the concept no different to what should remain in an R rated movie for people over 18. I’m no prude but all this boundary pushing has to end somewhere and I feel it’s taking us somewhere we don’t need to be going. From the amount of ‘Kanye slayed!!!’ responses it tell me peeps are becoming way too de-sensitized to things that more than cross the line and make no mistake, this video crosses the line.

  96. LTM December 30, 2010

    kanye always has kick ass videos

    let the illuminati accusations begin…

  97. Misty December 30, 2010

    Ya’ll should’ve had a “WTF” option! Cuz thats how I feel about this ish!

  98. LTM December 30, 2010

    what was the point in rick ross’s verse? it added nothing to the song

  99. S*** December 30, 2010

    Cool Video, i liked it.

    As an Atheist I can appreciate the whole mind control dark theme but I cant appreciate the Low Budget part…

  100. ohmeohmy December 31, 2010

    I just have one question…how did kanye go from Jesus Walks to this? I’m gonna start praying now!

  101. Kavion December 31, 2010

    YOU GUYS DO REALIZE THIS ISNT THE FINISHED VERSION??
    ITS NOT COMPLETELY DONE YET..IT LEAKED.
    & It is NOT that scary..and theres no DEMONS in this video
    SCARY does NOT =DEMONIC..
    Yall being so DAMN DRAMATIC
    Movies can do s*** like this but music cant do the same thing?
    & just because theres women hanged doesnt mean its a Paparazzi Ripoff..besides that theres no similarities..
    Anyway Nicki KILLED this s***..and officially solidified her place in Female Rap History.

  102. Grim December 31, 2010

    The video wasn’t scary. However it was EXTREMELY demonic. Jay-Z’s verse was the hottest, but his part was the most boring. Instead of paying attention to him, I was more intrigued by the lone dead woman whose arms were placed awkwardly. Creepy.

  103. Heaven December 31, 2010

    Lawd the images of demented baby Donkey Kong, Jabba the The Hut ll, Mr. Joe Camel and Confused Vampira made me want to puke. Worst piece of s*** ever that will surely be called art.

    But they know the clueless will lap it up trying to be hip as they worship Kanye’s p***. He knows his folks will fall for anything.

    Let’s call this: New Age “Camel-lot”. lol

  104. -_- December 31, 2010

    -_- are y’all serious?? yea the video is gonna be creepy. peep the title. btw i bet you guys weren’t saying all this when Michael Jackson had thriller! anywho it says getty images cuz this is just the rough draft! it’s gonna be way more detailed and bomb af. i’m excited 🙂 Nicki’s part was beast…i thought she was gonna kill barbie nicki though =/ OH and jay z is just spose to stand there. f.ck he look like doin some extra ish lmao

  105. -_- December 31, 2010

    and basically Rick Ross’s part was introducing all of em. if you think about it the whole song depicts how the video is…kinda. to me after seeing this the song just flows better. idk why lol

  106. hip hop police December 31, 2010

    crazy. They could have done more with jay’s part though. He was the low point of the video imo.

  107. ———————————- December 31, 2010

    Now I just waiting for people start hanging people and sleeping & having s** with the dead.. I don’t know how old you people are but this kind of demon s*** should be banned ASAP.

    I could even see something like this in a horror movie not a video for tv. These artists are supposed to be roll models. This is sick there is NO art here whatsoever.

  108. JERSAAYGIRRRL ! December 31, 2010

    : sooooooooo .. point proven

  109. Mike January 1, 2011

    @LTM

    It is illuminati s*** though. They’re not even trying to hide it anymore. Look up the real meanings to alot of songs and videos, especially Lady Gaga’s s*** which her last three videos have been about selling her soul to the devil, not wanting to communicate with herself anymore due to mind control, and becoming a ‘godly’ figure and officially ridding of God out of her life. It’s real and people need to be more aware about it and stop supporting this s*** as the only way.

  110. alwaysfallforyourtype January 1, 2011

    Nicki made the video and thats it

  111. Paulie DeStar January 4, 2011

    OH MY GIDDY GOSH!

    This video is EPIC on every single level! I was a little bit apprehensive as to how they would get this song on video, BUT S***! they well and truly delivered! I was staring at the screen for the whole time it was on and Nicki, OH NICKI your one s*** girl! HA!

    Well done all involved in this….. as THIS RIGHT HERE HAS MADE ME DAY! 😛

  112. Paulie DeStar January 4, 2011

    Can I just point out that I am a christian (do not practice, but still believe in GOD!) and I seen nothing but art in this video…. why y’all take it to far man…. S***, talking bout making it R-Rated and that it was disgusting…. WTF, people get a life and if you heard the song before the video then it kinda gives you a taste at how dark the video was gonna be,so WHY WATCH IT? OVER DRAMATIC people should get a life and @Carl…. I feel ya dude! SERIOUSLY! HA!

  113. gabs January 9, 2011

    They are copying lady gaga’s monster concept! She had a song called “monster” out before this and her fans are called monsters. aw everyones swagger jackin my girl these days!

  114. shakinah April 15, 2011

    Iit was qreat: qo nicki

  115. All Mighty YT. June 6, 2011

    I get it.

    The Monsters are the feral Negroes, like the ones that tortured and killed Channon Christian and Chris Newsom.

    Werd yo. That s*** be off the hook !

    Savages.

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