Welp, this new footage is pretty fascinating. And we learn a couple fun tidbits about Kanye’s mega-hit we all know as “Gold Digger”.
This video was done before The College Dropout was released in February of 2004, meaning the skeleton for the song was already done. You’ll see as ‘Ye recites the first verse for what’s called “18 Years”.
Perhaps the greatest moment of this is the immediate follow-up to the first verse, which didn’t make the final version for obvious reasons. But wow, hahahah is all I gotta say.
Runner-up: Kanye’s Reese’s shirt.
2nd Runner-up: John Legend’s hairstyle, whatever that is.