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Jay Z & Kanye

Video Warning SAVED LIVES

... Says Epilepsy Org.

2/10/2012 2:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It seems cray ... but a simple warning that Jay Z and Kanye West included at the top of their "N**gas in Paris" video may have been the difference between life and death for some of their seizure-prone fans ... this according to multiple epilepsy organizations.

The concern is obvious ... since the video is filled with strobe lights and quick edits. The warning at the top of the video reads, "This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised."

Now, the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy tell TMZ ... "50,000 individuals lose their lives each year due to seizures and related causes. 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."

And CURE isn't alone in their praise ... a rep for the Epilepsy Therapy Project tells us the organization "appreciates the sensitivities that Kanye and Jay Z showed in appropriately warning individuals with photosensitive epilepsy that their video may cause seizures."

The rep adds, "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."


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As an epileptic, I fully support this! Way to go guys!

923 days ago


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923 days ago


These rappers are stupid.

923 days ago


Pretty sad that now music videos are triggering seizures I mean seriously lmfao

923 days ago


They get credit for nothing, especially for making a song with a derogatory racial slur.

923 days ago


50,000 people a year don't die from epilepsy .. what a lie

923 days ago


Publicity, you people are idiots if you believe that, they are sittin back laughing their butts off reading this crap, follow little dumb sheep, they don't care about anything but being fame hos and the Money. Even if their crap gives a person seizures,,,,disgusting, they did it on purpose to show their power over their followers. Role Models, no way, wonder how jay z will treat his child, was she just an experiment too? sad azz sickos

922 days ago

jac smith    

Ok so let me get this straight people are praising these two for putting a warning on their video but nobody has a problem with them using the word N%gger? Really??? They have no respect for themselves or the struggles of those who made a path for them but they have a strong following of idiots who take pleasure in paying money to hear themselves degraded

922 days ago


Applaud them my ass!! I've had epilepsy for 30 years. They think they are "good will"? Bull ****! How about giving the epilepsy foundation your profits or even a dime to those you claim to save siezers from that can't watch your sorry ass videos from. Give me a break. What *******s!!

922 days ago


Man, that hack hasn't done anything worthy of being call 'good' in more than a decade. Just coasting on his (over-evaluated) name and giving episodes to millions of unsuspecting VEVO viewer

921 days ago


power over their followers. Role Models, no way, wonder how jay z will treat his child, was she just an experiment too? sad azz sickos

921 days ago
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