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Kanye West morphs into his younger self in new “Life of the Party” video

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To commemorate Mother’s Day this past Sunday, Kanye West released a new video for his song “Life of the Party, one in which he uses deepfake technology to transform into a younger version of himself. 

As a tribute to his late mother, Donda West, the video features photographs from Ye’s childhood that display special moments, such as elementary school photos, family portraits and snapshots of the rapper during his earlier music days.

Throughout the nearly seven-minute version of the song, which was released in November of last year and features Andre 3000, the two rap about messages they’d send to their “mama.” Andre’s mother passed away in 2013, while Donda died in 2007. 

“Hey, Miss Donda, You run into my mama / please tell her I said ‘Say something’ / I’m startin’ to believe ain’t no such thing as heaven’s trumpets / No after-over, this is it, done / If there’s a heaven, you would think they’d let ya speak to your son,” Andre 3000 says in his first verse. 

The special new video also incorporated pieces from the recently announced Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga collaboration which is set to release on May 25.  Ahead of the new collection, Gap rebranded its entire Instagram account to feature nothing but excerpts from the “Life of the Party” video and Ye’s throwback photos. 

“Life of the Party” with Andre 3000, is the latest song and visual off Ye’s Grammy nominated 10th studio album, Donda, which is named after and dedicated to his mother. 

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