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'Way Too Cold' Video: Unofficial Visuals Feature A Young Kanye West Imitator, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump & More

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/20/2012 9:25 am Updated: 04/20/2012 9:25 am

Way Too Cold Video
Baby Kanye rapping along to "Way Too Cold."

A new unofficial video for Kanye West's "Way Too Cold" (also known as "Theraflu") has hit the internet. A grade-school version of the rapper struts around midtown Manhattan, drawing the attention of a model and eventually upsetting the worlds of Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and Condoleezza Rice.

The video was directed by Ashley Smith, who goes by the name "Ash Innovator." Despite only being online for a few hours, it's already gone viral and picked up a good amount of press coverage along the way.

It can admittedly be a bit awkward to watch a young boy mouth the words to the track, as some of the subject material is certainly at least PG-13. Also bizarre is the addition of the model who dances around the young boy, though we're pleased to report that the kid seems more happy mugging it up for the camera than interacting with the blonde woman about twice his height.

His wardrobe though, is definitely on point.

As the video progresses, folks wearing masks with the visages of Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Condoleezza Rice and even Ronald Reagan make some appearances. Notably, the Trump and Palin characters get a little bump and grind going on later in the clip. Reagan doesn't fare so well and appears to be driven mad by the song.

"Way Too Cold" was originally debuted as "Theraflu," but West changed the name after the medicine company complained. The song is now famous for West's aggressive comments about Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian. In the lyrics for the song, 'Ye admits the he "fell in love with her around the same time she fell in love with him" (that's Kardashian and Humphries, respectively). He then lashes out, saying that Humphries is lucky West didn't have Jay-Z "drop him from the team" (Humphries plays for the Nets, where Jay-Z is a minority owner).

DJ Khaled, who's featured on "Way Too Cold," recently revealed that he and West recorded another track which will be out soon. He said there would be additional rappers featured on the track, but would not reveal their names.

"Way Too Cold" was the first of two tracks West released a couple of weeks ago. Smith tweeted that he'd like to make a video for "Mercy" as well.

Watch the video below and let us know what you think in the comments. Is it inappropriate for a young boy to be rapping along to the song?

WATCH: "Way Too Cold" And Other Kanye Music Videos (Caution: Graphic Language):

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  • Kanye West - Lost in the World

  • Kanye West - Way Too Cold ft. DJ Khaled (Explicit) NEW * TheraFlu *

    Music Video Kanye West. Way Too Cold. (C) 2012 Directed by @Ash_Innovator

  • Kanye West - Stronger

    Music video by Kanye West performing Stronger. (C) 2007 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - Love Lockdown

    Music video by Kanye West performing Love Lockdown. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 18944047. (C) 2008 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - Flashing Lights ft. Dwele

    Music video by Kanye West performing Flashing Lights. (C) 2007 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West, Jay-Z - Otis

    WATCH THE THRONE: Kanye West & Jay-Z - Otis 2011 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Can't Tell Me Nothing with Zach Galifianakis - High Quality Video

    This is the highest-quality version of 'Can't Tell Me Nothing' on YouTube. Song: Can't Tell Me Nothing by Kanye West Video: Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham Exec. Producer: Kanye West Producers: Zach Galifianakis and Inman Young Director: Michael Blieden Editor: Michael Blieden For more on Zach Galifianakis, visit: www.zachgalifianakis.com For more on Kanye West, visit: www.kanyeuniversecity.com --- For more on DJ Matt Werner, visit mattswriting.com

  • Jay-Z & Kanye West - Ni**as In Paris (Explicit)

    Music video by Jay-Z & Kanye West performing Ni**as In Paris (Explicit). Watch The Throne: bit.ly 2012: Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC/Shawn Carter

  • Kanye West - Amazing ft. Young Jeezy

    Music video by Kanye West performing Amazing. (C) 2009 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - Good Morning

    Music video by Kanye West performing Good Morning. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 6240225. (C) 2008 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - POWER

    Music video by Kanye West performing POWER. (C) 2010 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi

    WARNING: This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. Directed by Hype Williams. "All Of The Lights" by Kanye West feat. Rihanna and Kid Cudi with vocals by Fergie, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, La Roux, The Dream, Ryan Leslie, Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis.

  • Kanye West - All Falls Down ft. Syleena Johnson

    Music video by Kanye West performing All Falls Down. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 2735099. (C) 2003 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - Runaway (Full-length Film)

    Music video by Kanye West performing Runaway (Full-length Film). 2010 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - Welcome To Heartbreak ft. Kid Cudi

    Music video by Kanye West performing Welcome To Heartbreak. (C) 2009 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - Runaway (Extended Video Version) ft. Pusha T

    Music video by Kanye West performing Runaway. (C) 2010 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • The Cypher - Kanye West (GOOD Music)

    Pusha T - Big Sean - Cyhi Da Prynce - Common - Kanye West (Dj Premier) Download Uncensored: hulkshare.com

  • Kanye West - Gold Digger ft. Jamie Foxx

    Music video by Kanye West performing Gold Digger. (C) 2005 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - Homecoming

    Music video by Kanye West performing Homecoming. (C) 2008 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • kanye west - jesus walks

    we can be better people if we're ignorants just try.im not asking you to go to church im saying be smart.remember theres 2 types of people in the world

  • Kanye West - Heartless

    Music video by Kanye West performing Heartless. (C) 2008 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

  • Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Nothing

    Music video by Kanye West performing Can't Tell Me Nothing. (C) 2007 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

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