Film Director Gaspar Noé Says Kanye West Ripped Him Off for ‘All of the Lights’ Video
The flashing words are remarkably similar to the into to Noé's film 'Enter the Void'
Shortly after Kanye West’s flashy, seizure warning-labeled video for “All of the Lights” dropped back in 2011, graphic designer Tom Kan claimed that ‘Ye and Hype Williams had ripped off the visuals he created for the title sequence of the film Enter the Void. Now, in a new interview with the Daily Beast, the film’s director, Gaspar Noé, has echoed those claims of plagiarism, saying that he was not contacted by the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Rapper and was floored by Hype William’s brazenness.
“I was more shocked by the fact that that guy who copied all the typography of my titles put his name in it—Hype Williams—when you never usually see a director’s name in a music video,” Noé told the Daily Beast. “He was putting his name on it over and over! It was so weird that he was not only copying it, but adding his name into the credits over and over again.”
“The truth is that when you put something out there, if you put any idea out there that’s kind of flashy, you have many, many people that are going to be copying it,” he continued. “This happens whether you do movies, paintings, or music.” Watch the two visuals below to see for yourself.