Cee-Lo Featuring Wiz Khalifa, "Bright Lights Bigger City" Remix

Remember the wonderfulness of the typography treatment of the lyrics in the original video for Cee-lo’s “Fuck You” last summer? It started a trend — Hype Williams used a similar, though more photosensitive-epileptic-seizure-inducing, effect in his video for Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” last month. Now, the new video for a remix of another song from Cee-lo’s Lady Killer album, “Bright Lights Bigger City,” puts a new spin on the idea. I think it’s great. And, God, I love that Billie-Jeanie bassline. I’m not sure how much the addition of Wiz Khalifa adds, though, other than the cache that comes from his recent no. 1 single, “Black and Yellow.” His voice sounds fine, but, man I wish he’d try to do a little more with his words. (“Ain’t a Laker, but I’m ballin’…”? Really?)

Speaking of Khalifa, a really dumb thing happened a couple weeks ago that involved him but was not his fault. There’s this website called Big Ghost Chronicles. It’s a comedy site, wherein an anonymous blogger writes posts in the voice of the Wu-Tang Clan rapper, Ghostface Killah. It’s very funny and skillfully done but most importantly, and pretty obviously, it’s fake. It’s a joke. And part of the joke is that the mysterious author supposes that Ghostface would not like Wiz Khalifa’s music. The mysterious author, in fact, imagines that Ghost would include Khalifa on his list of “Ayo the 10 Softest Niggas In the Game!

Unfortunately, not everyone who has read the the Big Ghost Chronicles site has understood that it’s a fake. As hard it is to believe, the hosts of the Star & Bucwild Morning show on the Philadelphia radio station 100.3 The Beat, did not understand this, and, when Wiz visited the show for an interview, they read him excerpts of the posts about him, attributing the derogatory comments to the real Ghost. Khalifa responded by saying that Ghost “played himself.”

See, this is how rap beef starts.

Luckily, Ghost took his Twitter feed soon after to clear the air:

Ayo i wanna address this bullshit going on, this website called bigghostnahmean is a fake website which i have no affiliation with or did i say anthing negative about any of them artists up on that page, got respect for all the young cats coming up doin they thing. tell the kid Wiz, its all love i respect him as a artist and got no issues wit him at all, Once again the website is fake, its not ya boy!