Kanye West to Debut 'Runaway' Video Saturday Night

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Kanye West at the 'Runaway' Premiere in New York City / Photo Jim Spellman/Getty
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For the last week, Kanye West has been flying across the country to premiere his 35-minute "Runaway" music video to select audiences, but the rapper will finally unveil the extended clip this weekend for the rest of the world.

"Runaway" will debut Saturday night at 8 P.M. on Vevo, with simultaneous broadcasts on VH1 and MTV. Following the premiere, West will sit with MTV to take fans' questions via Twitter using the hashtag #askkanye.

At Thursday night's premiere in New York, Kanye introduced the screening, telling the packed audience about his rock-star ambitions for the video. "Think big, set your goals high," he said. "I mean, a 35-minute film - we did it. We so Seventies right now. We rock stars, fuck y'all's opinion."

"Runaway" chronicles a Phoenix-like character, played by model Selita Ebanks, as she falls to Earth - only to be rescued by Kanye. There are also fireballs, sports cars, sheep, a Michael Jackson statue, a Scottish marching band, and Nicki Minaj narrating in a British accent.Whoa!

In the meantime, revisit the trailer for "Runaway" below.

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