Kanye West‘s single “Gone” has gone viral after a fan used the track to score a resignation video, inadvertently shooting the song to number 18 on the Billboard charts; the track currently occupies chart space above West’s singles from the Yeezus LP. The last track from Ye’s Late Registration ironically comes in first almost a decade after its 2005 release, landing on the Billboard Hot 100 in its eighth year; the track entered at #18 and currently sits at #4 on the Streaming Singles chart. The track punctuates the interpretive dance in Marina Shifrin‘s video to her employers that ends with an emphatic, “I’m Gone!” Shifrin spoke to the Huffington Post about the circumstances surrounding the video that has catapulted her to internet fame:
“On September 28th, I decided to leave my job as a journalist because I felt the industry wasn’t doing justice to its talented writers,” Shifrin wrote in a Huffington Post article. “I wanted to leave in a way that would make my parents laugh and do justice to my position as viral video editor. I came up with this video. I woke up the next day and found out a few people, 11 million and counting, had viewed it.”
The irony of the situation is that Shifrin does what is arguably her best work as the osiris of viral videos on the day she decides to ditch the position to take back her life. If nothing else, several million views on a short clip of footage announcing her resignation should be enough to secure Shifrin a new job. Check the video below to watch An Interpretive Dance For My Boss Set To Kanye West’s “Gone.” Scroll down to listen to the original track from Late Registration.