David Lynch Almost Directed a Kanye West Video but He Had No Ideas

Lost "Blood on the Leaves" opportunity proves writer's block happens to the best of us

David Lynch Kanye West Failed Blood on the Leaves Video
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Colin Stutz

A David Lynch and Kanye West collaboration? Chalk this one up to a case of what could have been. The brilliantly eccentric auteur is apparently a fan of the brilliantly boisterous musician and recently told the Daily Beast about a missed opportunity for collaboration.

When asked about his appreciation for West's music, Lynch told the website "Blood on the Leaves" is one of his favorite songs. "He's just ridin' the wave and not takin' no for an answer," the Twin Peaks creator says, before going on to explain his failed attempt to direct a video for that Yeezus track.

We almost worked together, but I never got the ideas. I feel I let him down a little bit. I was going to do the music video for "Blood on the Leaves," but it never happened. I didn't come up with any ideas that I thought he would like. Kanye came up to the house one day. Kanye's a good guy, and a great musician. I loved the song, and that's what brought us together, but I couldn't come up with ideas that thrilled either one of us.

Perhaps this dream's not dead, and their working together could take on another shape? Maybe a sneaker collaboration or even just a karaoke duet? We'll take what we can get. No update yet on where the West meets Easton Ellis script stands.

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