30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto recently had to turn down an offer by megastar Kanye West due to time constraints. Leto was approached by West and was asked to direct a video for him, but Leto rejected the offer.
He recently told BBC
, "I'd been asked by various people to direct videos, people like Kanye West have reached out, and that's always really flattering, but it's hard to find the time to do that for other people. Usually when I make a video, directing, editing, production, it takes me months and months and months, it's not really a short-term affair, so I tend to not really have the time to do it for other people. It'd be fun to, at some point, you never know."
The two previously worked together in 2010, when Kanye collaborated on the 30 Seconds to Mars track “Hurricane 2.0.” The two also performed together at the 2010 MTV European Video Music Awards in Madrid, performing a mash-up between their two hits “Hurricane” and “Power.”
Leto also recently spoke with MTV UK
, speaking about the new 30 Seconds to Mars album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams.
He said about the tracks, “I would love to make a video for every single song on the album, we’re really proud of this album.” Unfortunately, like with directing a Kanye video, time just isn’t available. “We’ll be touring really until the end of the year. Then next year we’re pretty much booked up until the end of March. We’re busy; the short answer is we’re busy.”
30 Seconds to Mars are currently on the first American leg of their Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams
Tour, and will be returning to the UK for more tour dates next month.