The video for the new Kanye West, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney collaboration “FourFiveSeconds” just dropped (the kids say dropped, yes?). The video, directed by Inez and Vinoodh, was shot in black-and-white and is very cool, so all involved needed to perform in keeping with this standard of cool.
Paul McCartney does the whole “I was a Beatle” thing and jams over his acoustic guitar, so he’s pretty cool. Rihanna wears Vaseline on her eyes and vintage Sean John and looks like a goddess. She’s by definition very cool. Kanye, who has by all appearances taken to fatherhood like a fish to water, is still attempting to figure out how being a Cool Dad translates to his creative life. He spends the whole video trying out some new Dad-approved dance moves.
Kanye is feeling it so much that by the end of the video, even Rihanna gets into the paternal spirit and adopts his moves. Let this be recorded as the moment that the “Dad Claw” became a national dance craze.