David Lynch says he let Kanye West down because he couldn’t come up with a good music video idea

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David Lynch was going to direct a Kanye West music video, but the project ultimately fell through after Lynch couldn’t figure out any good ideas for it. “I feel I let him down a little bit,” Lynch tells The Daily Beast. Lynch said in an interview last year that the Yeezus track “Blood on the Leaves” was a favorite of his, and that apparently led to him and West meeting up. Certainly, it’s easy to see how Lynch’s grotesque style might be a perfect match for West’s dark song. “Kanye came up to the house one day,” Lynch tells The Daily Beast. “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.”

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