Watch The $100,000 “Wyclef Jean” Video Young Thug Never Actually Showed Up For

“I wondered if Young Thug would’ve liked the shoot we put together for him.”

January 16, 2017

The official video for Young Thug's Jeffery opener, "Wyclef Jean," is here and there's a lot to unpack. The video is an exercise in storytelling, courtesy of its co-director, Ryan Staake, who claims that despite a $100,000 budget, Thugger never actually appears in any footage he shot.

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The story is well worth the watch. Highlights include a lengthy back-and-forth about the video treatment, a self-directed clip of Thug eating Cheetos (his only appearance), kids smashing cop cars in front of cops, a gross Reqiuem For a Dream reference, and Thug leaving the set before filming anything because of an Instagram hack. Watch above.

Watch The $100,000 “Wyclef Jean” Video Young Thug Never Actually Showed Up For