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Kanye And Critics In Dispute

Alexa Hess |
March 16, 2011 | 4:36 p.m. PDT

Deputy Arts Editor

Kanye West (via Creative Commons)
Kanye West (via Creative Commons)
Many film critics are in a rage after the recent release of Kanye West's "All of the Lights" music video.  Many accuse West and his director (Hype Williams) of copying the main principles of his video from a French film. 

The video exhibits the same themes as in "Enter the Void," directed by Gaspar Noe.  The flashing lights and spelled out text in the video resemble the opening of Noe's film. Cult film fans are extremely upset with this.  

Some also believe West copied part of Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video.  

Discrepancies still exist on whether the similarities were intentional or not.  Many believe it to be a homage to these artists.  

Read more on the controversy at PopEater.


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