Hip-hop superstar and aspiring filmmaker Kanye West took to the Cannes Film Festival to show his new short film. It’s titled “Cruel Summer” — though so far, West’s summer has been anything but.
He showed up to the festival with reality star and girlfriend Kim Kardashian on his arm, and the two celebrated West’s half-hour film, which plays over seven screens in a specially designed pop-up theater (in typically understated Kanye fashion). The film stars fellow rapper Kid Cudi as a car thief with expensive tastes who falls for a blind Arabian princess.
Cudi told MTV that watching himself on seven screens was “weird! But it was dope,” and Lebanese actress Razan Jammal, who plays the princess, called West “an amazing person” to work with. She also described West as “a little shy.”