When a video featuring Rihanna for Kanye West‘s song "Paranoid" showed up on the Internet earlier this week, fans jumped on the footage right away, passing it on to friends and talking about.
But despite positive feedback, Kanye wants to clear the air, and took to his blog today to let everyone know that that version isn’t the final, real video for the song.
He writes (all in caps, in true Kanye style):
"IT HURTS ME TO SEE THE OLD AND VERY WRONG VERSION OF THE PARANOID VIDEO GET LEAKED ALL OVER THE NET WHILE I WAS ON AN 11 HR FLIGHT AND COULDN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. IT’S JUST FRUSTRATING WHEN THIS STUFF HAPPENS BECAUSE I REALLY CARE ABOUT THE PRODUCT AND SINCE VIDEOS NEVER GET PLAYED ANY WAY YOU MIGHT AS WELL TWEAK THEM AND MAKE THEM AS SPECIAL AS POSSIBLE. THE VERSION THAT GOT LEAKED FROM THE CAMERA PHONE LAST WEEK IS AT LEAST A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE FINAL PRODUCT. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR YOUR SUPPORT BUT THAT VIDEO WAS NOT UP TO MY STANDARDS. HERE’S SOME SCREEN SHOTS FROM THE REAL VIDEO."