Young Thug recently released a video for his song “Wyclef Jean”, which he “co-directed” with director Ryan Staake. Staake released the video and admitted that Young Thug didn’t even show up for the shoot, so instead Staake used the video to narrate what happened during the shoot and how it all fell apart.
The video starts off with Staake explaining that he directed the video but never actually met the rapper. Young Thug sent Staake a recording of him explaining what he wanted to be in the video, saying that he wanted it filmed in the Hollywood hills, with mini kid cars and lots of girls.
Young Thug also wanted kids driving police cars in the video, along with women and the kids destroying the car with bats (some of which are actually rubber). It turns out that when the glass started to crack on the police car, the actual policemen who were there overlooking the shoot told them they had to stop.
Throughout the course of the shoot (which was over ten hours long), reps from Young Thug’s label kept telling the crew that the rapper was only minutes away and that the crew should “immediately prepare for him.”
The crew waited, and waited…and he still didn’t show.
Finally, after ten hours, the crew was told that Young Thug was finally there. There was enough time left for one more shoot, but Young Thug refused to get out of his car. Apparently he had just found out that his Instagram had been hacked, and he was upset. He was so upset that he ended up leaving.
Later Young Thug sent in some clips that he wanted Staake to edit in. The shots consisted of him eating Cheetos in front of an airplane. The shoot ended up costing over $100,000 to create.