It’s not the first time that a Kanye West music video has required a medical disclaimer, but apparently, his latest video might have helped saved lives. According to a recent report from TMZ, the disclaimer prior to Yeezy and Jay-Z’s video for “Niggas in Paris” might have helped prevent seizures in viewers.
TMZ reports that the disclaimer before the duo’s recent video – which features footage of their widely successful Watch the Throne tour – actually helped prevent epileptic viewers from having seizures. Reps from the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy and the Epilepsy Therapy Project commended the rappers for preparing their audience for the strobe light-laden music video.
“50,000 individuals lose their lives each year due to seizures and related causes,” explained a member of the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy group. “We applaud artists like Kanye West and Jay-Z who recognize the potential dangers in their videos, movies and performances and are conscientious enough to warn patients and their families about the risks.”
A rep from the Epilepsy Therapy Project also added, “[We] appreciate the sensitivities that Kanye and Jay-Z showed in appropriately warning individuals with photosensitive epilepsy that their video may cause seizures. Given the 4 million people who suffer from epilepsy in the US alone, we need to work together with the music industry on how best to destigmatize the condition and stop seizures and epilepsy once and for all so everyone can enjoy the music.”
The full video can be seen below.