Published Jul 15, 2013Back in 2008, HBO shelved a proposed comedy series starring Kanye West before it even made it to air, but footage from the show's pilot has begun making the rounds.
As Consequence of Sound points out, a four-minute reel of unused footage was uploaded by West's co-star Alison Quinn in 2010, but seems to only have been made public recently. In the clip, which you can see down below, West is visiting an apparently terminal young boy on behalf of the Make-A-Wish foundation, under the assumption that he's the kid's favourite rapper. It doesn't take long for it to be revealed that that's not the case.
The show was supposed to take an improvisational, Curb Your Enthusiasm-styled look at Yeezy's life, and even had Curb's Larry Charles attached to the project as executive producer. Despite this, Charles said at the time of the shelving that HBO officials deemed the series "too hardcore."
You can make up your own mind on that by streaming the footage down below.
In other leak-related news, West has yet to upload the official version of his "Black Skinhead" video, but had previously hinted on July 9 that it would "be ready within the week."