The leaked version which was found in April is totally different per scenes from this one, the video's director says.
The finished version of Lil Wayne's "John" video which leaked in April is now officially released. The video features Wayne's collaborator Rick Ross sitting on a wheelchair with spinner in an abandoned building. Director of the video, Colin Tilley, told MTV that there's no specific reason of the scene, only what he envisioned when he first heard the song.
"When I first talked to Wayne about the video, we had just done the 'Look at Me Now' video, and he really liked the whole feel of that video, how there was just so much goin' on and just the whole energy and colors and all that," Tilley said. "That's pretty much what they gave me when they gave me the song. They were like, 'We just love that energy and we want that whole vibe from it'."
Although some of the scenes appear to be the same with the leaked version, Tilley insisted that the videos are "night and day". He said, "...Just because every single shot in the video has something different. It's got some kind of surprise for everybody's eyes. I like to create an experience when you're watching video. It's got different animals, just crazy stuff."
"John" is lifted from Wayne's new album "Tha Carter IV" which will be released on June 21.
Lil Wayne's "John" feat. Rick Ross music video