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Kanye West's music video featuring Zach Galifianakis.
Published November 07, 2007 1.3m views Immortal More Info »
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Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothin" featuring Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham. Directed by Michael Blieden.
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Published November 07, 2007
The video opens with a shot of Zach Galifianakis firing up a chainsaw
and revving it repeatedly. The shot pans up to his face where the words
“I (picture of a heart) Turd!” are written on his face in black marker.
The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis driving a tractor with a front
loader on it. Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” Zach Galifianakis
lip syncs to the lyrics.



Kanye West: La, la, la, la. Wait till I get my money right



The shot cuts to Will Oldham doing a little shimmy by a house. The shot then cuts to Zach Galifianakis sitting on the tractor.



Zach Galifianakis (lip syncing): I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven.



Zach Galifianakis is moving hay bales.



Kanye West (voiceover): When I awake I spent that on a necklace.



The shot cuts to Zack Galifianakis standing around with Will Oldham.



Zach Galifianakis (lip syncing): I told God I’d be back in second.



The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis sitting on the tractor.



Zach Galifianakis (lip syncing): Man, it’s so hard not to act reckless.



The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis dancing on the tractor.



Kanye West (voiceover): To much is given much is tested.



The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham with their faces in deep shadows.



Zach Galifianakis (lip syncing): Get arrested guess until he gets he message.



The shot cuts to Will Oldham doing his shimmy by the house again. The
shot then cuts to Zach Galifianakis using the front loader to lift the
tractor off its front wheels. The shot then cuts to Zach Galifianakis
and Will Oldham in deep shadow again.



Zach Galifianakis (lip sync): I feel the pressure, under more scrutiny.



The shot then cuts to Zach Galifianakis chilling out on the tractor.
The shot then cuts to Will Oldham and Zach Galifianakis walking through
the forest in “rap” attire.



Kanye West (voiceover)
: And what do I do? Act more stupidly. Bought
more jewelry, more Louis V. My momma couldn’t get through to me.





There is a montage of shots of Zach Galifianakis the moves from his
running the tractor to being in shadow to close ups of him lip syncing.



Kanye West (voiceover): The drama, people suing me I’m on TV talkin’ like it’s just you and me.



The shot cuts to Zack Galifianakis driving the tractor while Will Oldham rides in the front loader.



Kanye West: I’m just saying how I feel, man. I ain’t one of the
Cosby’s, I ain’t go to Hill, man. Guess the money should have changed
him. I guess I should have forgot where I came from.



The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis using the front loader and a
rear-attaching tractor mower to bounce the tractor up and down. The
shot then cuts to his face, while he lip syncs. The shot then cuts to a
group of young girls in sun dresses, dancing. The shot cuts to one of
the girls in deep shadow and then back to the group of dancing girls.



Kanye West (voiceover): La, la, la, la. Wait till I get my money right. Then you can’t tell me nothing, right?



There is another montage of shots of Zach Galifianakis dancing on the
tractor, driving the tractor, and close ups of him lip syncing.



Kanye West (voiceover): Excuse me? Was you saying something? Uh uh, you
can’t tell me nothing. You can’t tell me nothing. Uh uh, you can’t tell
me nothing.



The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis standing in a field and then driving a truck.



Kanye West (voiceover): Let up the suicide doors. This is my life homey, you decide yours.



The shot cuts Zach Galifianakis rising up backwards out the water.



Kanye West (voiceover): I know that Jesus died for us. But I couldn’t tell you who the side was.



The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis standing next to large round hay
bales, then driving a truck, and then standing in a corn field with
Will Oldham.



Kanye West: So I parallel double park that motherfucker sideways. Old
folks talking ‘bout back in my day. But homey this is my day, class
started two hours ago. Oh, am I late.



The shot cuts to Will Oldham and Zach Galifianakis riding in the back
of truck. This is followed by several fast cuts between Zach
Galifianakis and Will Oldham in cornfields and Zach Galifianakis
standing with the dancing girls in sun dresses.



Kanye West: No, I already graduated. And you can live through anything
if Magic made it. They I say I talk with so much emphasis. Oh, they so
sensitive.



The shot then cycles between Zach Galifianakis in cornfields, with his face shadowed, and standing with the dancing girls.



Kanye West: Don’t ever fix your lips like collagen. And then say
something where you gonna end up apologin’. Let me know if it’s a
problem man. Aight man, holla then. La, la, la, la. Wait till I get my
money right. La, la, la, la. Then you can’t tell me nothing, right?



There is another set of fast cuts between shots of Zach Galifianakis
and Will Oldham standing in fields, Zach Galifianakis dancing with the
dancing girls in sun dresses, close ups of Zach Galifianakis lip
syncing and Zach Galifianakis by a river.



Kanye West
: Excuse me? Was you saying something? Uh uh, you can’t tell
me nothing. You can’t tell me nothing. Uh uh, you can’t tell me nothing.



The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis using the rear-attached tracto
mower in a field. Smoke begins to billow from the mower. The shot then
cuts to Zach Galifianakis lip syncing while standing by some cows.



Kanye West (voiceover): Let the champagne splash. Let that man get
cash. Let that man get passed. He don’t even stop to get gas. If can
move through the rumors. He can drive off the fumes ‘cause. How can
move in a room full of no’s? How can he stay faithful in a room full of
hos?



The shot cuts to Will Oldham sitting in the back of truck. The shot
then cuts to a cow. The shot then cuts to Will Oldham and Zach
Galifianakis in deep shadow. This is followed by another host of Will
Oldham shimmying by a house.



Kanye West (voiceover): Must be the Pharaohs, he in tune with his soul.
So when he buried in a tomb full of gold. Treasure, what’s you
pleasure? Life is a, uh, dependin’ how you dress her.



The shot cuts back and forth between Zach Galifianakis in a field and
the dancing girls in sun dresses. It then cuts to Will Oldham and Zach
Galifianakis in deep shadow.



Kanye West
: So if the Devil wear Prada, Adam, Eve wear Nada. I’m in between but way more fresher. With way less effort.



The shot cuts to Zach Galifianakis lip syncing in a field. Then it cuts
to him dancing in the smoke from the tractor mower. Will Oldham is
shown doing his shimmy again. Then the shot cuts to the dancing girls
in sun dresses.



Kanye West (voiceover)
: ‘Cause when you try hard is when you die hard.
Y’all homies lookin’ like, why God? When they reminisce over you, my
God.



The shot cuts to the girls dancing. The shot then cycles between Zach
Galifianakis running from the mower smoke, sitting on the tractor, and
Will Oldham dancing on the front loader of the tractor.



Kanye West (voiceover): La, la, la, la. Wait till I get my money right.
La, la, la, la. Then you can’t tell me nothing, right?



The video ends with a fast cut montage of images similar to those seen earlier in the video.



Kanye West (voiceover): Excuse me? Was you saying something? Uh uh, you
can’t tell me nothing. You can’t tell me nothing. Uh uh, you can’t tell
me nothing. La, la, la, la. Wait till I get my money right. La, la, la,
la. Then you can’t tell me noth
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