When a rough cut of Kanye West’s video, “Monster,” hit the web in December, people had a lot to say about it.

But how could they not?

The video, which came on the heels of Ye’s visually stunning short film, “Runaway,” was filled with half-dead women, severed heads, vampires, cannibalism, and a touch of necrophilia.

After the initial chatter, however, the video seemed to fade from our collective memories (and conversation). But apparently, Yeezy wasn’t through with it just yet.

Yesterday he released the final cut of the video, only this time he included a warning label:

The following content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any groups of people. It is an art piece and shall be taken as such.

I guess Ye didn’t get the memo that art can be misogynistic?

Either way, the video looks very similar to the rough cut leaked months ago, with a couple of tweaks. This version features more Black women and Rick Ross’ verse, and most the the images of the hanging women, were cut.

Fresh off of the controversy over Rihanna’s “Man Down” video, it’ll be interesting to see if Industy Ears, and other watchdog groups, have a problem with Kanye.

Check out the full version of Kanye West’s “Monster” & tell us what you think!

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  • ThinkAboutIt

    I found it difficult to watch. I can’t help but wonder if those of you who enjoyed the video have internalized misogyny. I’m all for artistic expression, freedom of expression, and art that challenges AND I also believe that we have an obligation to be critical observers, listeners and consumers. What is the artistic message that this video purports to suggest? I think it is gratuitously macabre, over-the-top misogynistic, and and I am utterly repulsed to know that it actually inspires pleasurable feelings for some viewers.