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Lil Wayne Goes ‘Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ in ‘Krazy’ Clip

The video’s director cited the 1975 Jack Nicholson movie as an inspiration for the clip

Lil Wayne might not be crazy, but the two straightjacketed Lil Waynes he hallucinates seeing in his “Krazy” video are. The clip takes place in an insane asylum and finds Wayne sticking out among fellow patients who are all dressed in white. MTV News reports the song will be included on his upcoming LP, The Carter V. But even as he freaks out and throws a bucket of water on his fellow patients, it becomes clear he cannot contain himself. “I ain’t never scared, but I’m scared of me, me versus me, I need a referee,” he raps at one point as his blurry doppelgängers appear around him.

“I’m not talking about being crazy in the song, I’m just talking about being me,” Lil Wayne told MTV News. “And a lot of people look at that as crazy. We just wanted to catch it and have fun with it.” Later, he said, “I tried to be the cool guy that isn’t the craziest out of the crazy house, but it turned out I was the craziest.”

Director Colin Tilley cited the 1975 Jack Nicholson film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as an inspiration for the look of the video. “It’s more of this psychological trip that Lil Wayne’s going through in this place,” he said.

In other, saner Lil Wayne news, the rapper has just embarked on a North American tour that runs through the end of September with Drake. They kicked off the trek with a collaborative new single, “Grindin’,” that they premiered on the first date of the tour.

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