Remember when Watch The Throne made a big fuss about dropping a video for "Niggas In Paris"? Remember when you weighed the possibilities of that video based on the outlandishness of the "Otis Redding" video directed by Spike Jonze. Remember when you pondered how hard WTT would ball out?
Then, remember when it turned out to be a live video with kaleidoscope effects? Remember how let down it made you feel to not see the city of lights once in the treatment? Remember Grantland's Rembert Browne being so noided he wrote a treatment of his own, attempting to fix the "Niggas In Paris" video?
Well, behold the A$AP Rocky major label debut video for "Goldie". It's dangerously close to what the "Niggas In Paris" video should have been (please, refrain from taking that as racist and focus on the Paris presence). It's got gold-plated fire arms like a James Bond video game, golden sneakers with no laces that out baller the Michael Johnson track shoes and the golden glow of the Eiffel Tower at night. Rocky is dressed head to toe in mink, doing laps around the Arc de Triomphe with his red bottom loafers hanging off the rear view, while A$AP Yams pours out champagne from the shotgun seat. It's meant to be a victory lap around the throne and calls any naysayers nothing but common riff raff.