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Kanye West to premiere new short film at Cannes Film Festival

Part of Kanye West’s greatness lies in his ability to stand in two worlds at once. He’s both an impossibly rich frontrunner and a perpetual underdog.

And, of course, there’s this: In the same week he showed up in a trailer for the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Weezy will also debut his new short film Cruel Summer at the Cannes Film Festival.

The rapper announced today that he’ll present the film at the festival on Wednesday. West and his creative collective DONDA will screen the “short art film” out of competition in Cannes. The release promises “a fusion of short film and art installation” and an “immersive seven-screen experience.” It will remain open to the public for two days following its premiere.

Here’s the big question: People love to boo everything at Cannes, so if West’s latest venture doesn’t meet with their approval, will the notoriously thin-skinned rapper lose his cool? Either way, he did help sway the French presidential election. READ FULL STORY

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