Kanye West’s Long-Shelved “Robocop” Video Leaks on Instagram

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.08.14 in News

While Kanye West may be busy wrapping a new album at the moment, a million-dollar Hype Williams video from his 808s & Heartbreak period has surfaced in abbreviated form on the Instagram account of CG artist Shihan Barbee. The “Robocop” clip was scrapped six years ago after West reportedly found out about the cheating ways of its star Amber Rose, who he was dating at the time.

“That ‘Robocop’ video was set to really break Amber’s career and make her a movie star since 90-percent of the video was centered around her,” Rose’s former publicist, Janero Marchand, told TheYBF a few years back. “It was a $1 mill budget video, one of Kanye’s most expensive videos. Amber got paid $100,000 for it and I was suppose to get 20-percent of that, but she had the people pay her directly and try and cut me out of the equation with hopes I never found out … When I asked her about the money, she was caught off guard that I knew she already got paid. And told me she only got $10,000, but didn’t know I saw the receipt of how much she got paid. So that ended our business relationship indefinitely.”

Such drama! Here’s what may have been, along with a behind-the-scenes look at its shoot…