(CNN) – New Haven rapper Kasper Knight couldn’t get any photographer to capture what he wanted to do for a music video, which was shoot himself in the face, so he did it himself with an iPhone camera.
Since he posted it on Facebook this week, the views are in the millions. Knight explained, “I like dark-themed music and I kind of want to do horror rock, so I wanted something actually horrific.”
It’s up to the viewer to decide if what they watched is horrific, but a lot of people did call it dumb. He went on to say, “I find them weird that they wouldn’t endure minor trauma to potentially gain a massive profit” and that’s exactly what Knight is looking for.
He’s hoping the attention around his video will end in a record deal. Knight said, “I just don’t want to go back to work. Only other route to go is to be an entertainer.”
In the video you can see Knight’s immediate reaction after shooting himself. He headed straight to the hospital where he got stitches, but he says the gun shot wasn’t the most painful part.
Knight concluded with, “My ears were hurt, but they hurt pretty badly the whole time, especially the one on the side of the gun shot. So, that was painful.”