Kanye West's American Psycho-inspired Yeezus promo let Scott Disick live out his dream and also revealed Kanye's close, personal relationship with Bret Easton Ellis.
Date: June 17
There's been a long-running gag in reality television chat rooms about the striking resemblance between Kourtney Kardashian's husband Scott Disick and the actor Christian Bale in the film adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis's American Psycho. Monday night, pop culture junkies finally got the moment we'd all been waiting for: Lord Disick as Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman.
A 2-minute, 14-second promo video for Kanye West's new album, Yeezus, recreates the famous scene from the movie when Bateman murders his more-successful colleague, Paul Allen. Kim Kardashian's friend Jonathan Cheban fills the Allen role (Jared Leto in the movie). Disick adjusts Bateman's ramblings, referencing Kanye's "I Am a God" rather than Huey Lewis's "Hip To Be Square" before hacking Cheban to death with an axe. Disick hams it up hard, coming across as perhaps more Charlie-Day-of-It's-Always-Sunny-in-Philadelphia-as-Patrick Bateman than as Bale-as-Bateman, but it's very satisfying to know that Kanye saw the same thing in Disick that we all did. (Almost as satisfying as watching Cheban get hacked to death with an axe.) We are happy it happened.
Meanwhile, Bret Easton Ellis himself revealed that not only did he script the short film, but that he had a three-hour conversation with Kanye at Cedars Sinai hospital on the eve of Yeezus' release! What the hell did they talk about for so long? Whatever it was, we hope it inspires another collaboration between the two. Like, possibly a video for "Bound 2." —Julian Kimble