Rapper The Weeknd is releasing a new music video for his single “Take My Breath”. Although the video is not out, IMAX theaters are already removing it from their facilities. The music video was set to premiere during screenings of The Suicide Squad movie which comes out Thursday. The reason why Weeknd’s music video was pulled was taking fans by surprise.
According to a report from TMZ, IMAX executives came to a decision to remove the music video because of epilepsy concerns. The pop artist was hoping to reveal his latest single during this time but unfortunately will have to find another place to advertise. The video features lots of light and strobe effects that can lead to a serious epilepsy episode. You may see a clip of upcoming music video below on The Weeknd’s Twitter.
The Weekend Releasing First Single Before Upcoming Album
The Weeknd has been busy showering his social media fans with his newest upcoming single. The new single is set to drop this Friday August 6th on YouTube. The music video will be available to watch and its amazing to see his transition from his presence in the Tokyo Olympics music playlist and more. “Take My Breath” will be his first release from his upcoming album. This is following his latest release After Hours in 2020.
After an interview with GQ, The Weeknd shares some words on his feelings towards this new project. “It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make,” he says.
It’s important to note that this hasn’t been the first time a rapper’s music video caused seizures in theaters. It’s partly the reason why the executives are removing the video from their lineup. while it may be inconvenient for The Weeknd, having his video removed might’ve saved him more money in the long run.
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