its pretty straightforward IMO
In regards to the MJ bit, Kanye explained on MTV how MJ is essentially the world's biggest cultural figure (excluding Jesus). I assume in not wanting to single out a religion and also to pay homage to MJ, he used him, a marching band and KKK followers to suggest a rigid, mechanical cult-like society.The start: Him driving in a fast car symbolises his life in the fast lane, doing what he wants, but what he doesn't realise is that he's on a collision coarse, which is shown with the comet (Phoenix) and his car. The random animals, dears and !! symbolise "us" the public on lookers just witnessing his life/career.
lyrics: "Can we get much higher?".... he's at the peak of his career, but then !! comes crashing down.
He discovers a pheonix that hasn't rose from flames but crashed in flames, much like his life it isn't how he percieved things would go... essentially the opposite of the cliche'.
The Phoenix awakes to the news and then explores the back yard... if you are able to see the Phoenix as an extension of kanyes emotions he is "re-awaking" after the "fall from grace" and starts by "exploring his own backyard". The forrest animals symbolise his perception of his own unique mind, he begins rediscovering himself.
The MPC scene, although extremely hot the Phoenix is simply kanye's soul gainning life and inspiration as he hits each button on the MPC. He begins to feel what he needs to do... "create" pretty much what kanye has said in interviews.
Little Kid with red flare: Kanye showing the pheonix all of the lights and a statue of MJ.... i dont really know, paying homage to the man that started the whole "music video" thing and realising that there is alot of greatness and special !! in the world that gain your attention and deserve appreciation, but prolly don't get what they deserve? then the random KKK dude with the flare... possibly means that despite all the wonder of the world theres still hate and evil in this world leading ppl in the wrong direction.
Pheonix learning to use a cup with the claws... simply kanyes just learning to do !! again but with different tools.
The dinner scene is most probably kanye expressing how he feels when he enters a room. Although he appears normal he is judged for his accessories and everything connected to him.
The ballerina scene confuses me in trying analyses what he was trying to achieve, perhaps trying to show that although he makes the music we all listen to, beauty is still defined as a white ballerina? Although kanye puts his soul into what he does, the attention is always focused on the pretty ballerinas? i dont know.
After the phoenix spaz's out at dinner shes in the backyard again, and the animals (public) are no longer paying attention, they are eating going about their business, not caring about the phoenix... she's been shun.
His discussions with the phoenix are to show that he has questions his thoughts, ideas and perceptions internally, and has wrestled with his desires knowing the truth "that the he has to burn (suffer) to be set free otherwise he will turn to stone (become irrelevant)".
the secks scene is about kanye comming to peace with his soul? becoming one and becoming complete, at the same time letting go of his problems that intially brought his world crashing down,.
kanye awakes in a peaceful garden knowing that he has to chase the dream he was originally on, he was always lost, but now he knows what he's chasing, but still doesn't know where he is.
The end: at the start we see kanye driving aimlessly, but by the end of the film he has shed all the material things "car" and is running with purpose with a cause to what he feels is his destiny, representing his new outlook on life.... pink diamond teeth and all.