Rapper Kanye West
drew inspiration for his new video Love Lockdown
from Christian Bale
's killer character in 2000 thriller American Psycho
hitmaker unveiled the promo for the new single - on which he sings all the way through - on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
And West admitted that he based parts of his musical creation on the 1980s Wall Street murderer Patrick Bateman that Bale portrays in the big-screen adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel.
He told chatshow host DeGeneres
, "On this album, I kind of embody Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.
"You know at the end of the movie (that) he didn't really kill anyone. (I just liked) the clean aesthetic and the way he was all about labels. I wanted to express all of that in the video."
The hip-hop star also revealed his forthcoming album 808s and Heartbreak
will be something of a departure from his usual style.
He added, "I had all these ideas and I just needed to get it out as an artistic vision. I don't have a rapper's name, (but) I have really good taste and anyone who likes it probably has really good taste too."
808s and Heartbreak is due to be released in the U.S. on November 25 - three weeks earlier than originally planned.
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