Watch: Kanye and Kim Do Some Longform Weeping in Video for New Version of “Wolves”


You’ve seen them have sort-of sex on a motorcycle against a Lisa Frank-ish backdrop. You’ve seen them sort-of postcoitally in the company of wax Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, and Rihanna. You’ve seen them engaged in banal activities in which they’re neither sort-of sexing nor sort-of post-sexing on assorted reality TV series. But have you seen them weep? The new video for (yet another slightly altered version of) Kanye West’s “Wolves” features the rapper and Kim Kardashian dripping tears with stoic intensity as a gaggle of supermodels and other familiar faces march around them, and Vic Mensa and Sia occasionally butt in to perform their verses.

The supermodel part makes sense, given that the video is a partnership with Balmain — doubling as an ad of sorts for their 2016 campaign, of which Kanye is the star — and is directed by fashion photographer Steven Klein. Oliver Rousteing, the creative director at Balmain, told Vogue that The Life of Pablo is his “favorite album ever” and praised Kanye, saying that he was “was just like, ‘Wow'” when he saw “saw Kanye singing, Kim moving, the models walking and crying, the tears on Kanye, the tears on Kim.”

The video also features Kylie Jenner, Cindy Crawford, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn, and Joan Smalls.

Watch Kanye, Kim, Sia, Mensa, and the models walk, sing, cry, and sometimes do all three: