Kanye and DJ Mano's conscious uncoupling a week or so ago has long passed the razor thin margin that defines news these days, but its animated rendering by Next Media is certainly still worth watching. The clip, titled (sarcastically?) "Kanye West Fires DJ Mano for Being Too Awesome at Deejaying," refers to Yeezy as a "rapper, producer, and incredibly annoying human being," and features a grisly ending that spares neither Kanye nor Kim. The dramatic masks and visuals Ye employed on tour were already edging into the hyperreal, but the CGI treatment launches him deep into the belly of the uncanny valley. Check out the weirdness above, and re-watch its inspiration, a cringeworthy compilation of DJ Mano's IRL fuck ups, below.
Watch This Insane Taiwanese Animation About the Kanye and DJ Mano Break Up
Watch Next Media’ Rendering of the DJ Mano/Kanye Break Up
August 18, 2014