Kanye West Runaway Performance at MTV VMA's

‘Runaway’ the song Kanye West performed to close out this years MTV Video Music Awards will be released as a 40-minute music video according to NY MAG. The performance will be the longest music video ever recorded.

Runaway will beat out Michael Jackson’s 39 minute and 31 second opus titled “Ghosts.”

Kanye of course is hyping the piece as an “epic piece of art” here’s what he had to say:

“It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and 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.”

Filming for the music video is  underway in Prague and features supermodel Selita Ebanks.

Here’s Kanye’s MTV Video Music Awards performance:

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