Bret Easton Ellis has revealed that he is swapping ideas with Kanye West for a new collaboration.
Kanye West won't settle for second best. When the rapper began plotting new album 'Yeezus' has was able to call upon some of the biggest artists around, with collaborators including Justin Vernon, Rick Rubin and more.
Just before the album broke, the rapper placed a new promo clip online. Dark, unsettling and clearly referencing 'American Psycho' it sparked all manner of online speculation.
'American Psycho' author Bret Easton Ellis was on hand to assist with the shoot, and recently told MTV how the project came about. "I just got a text one day... It said, 'It's Kanye, do you have time to rap?'" "And then suddenly my phone rang and someone said, 'Kanye got your number and he wants you to write this promo for Yeezus... And so we went back and forth and he wanted it done, like, that day. So I wrote it very quickly and they shot it two or three days later."
Continuing, Ellis said: "It all kind of just came together very, very quickly. And it was fun... We all had our problems with it, but ultimately the fact that Kanye liked it so much helped change whatever reservations we had."
However this might not be the last you see of the West x Ellis partnership. "Kanye and I have been meeting about writing a script for him" the author revealed, "so that's a project that's kind of in the works".
Intriguing. Watch this space!
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