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Kanye West's canned sitcom leaks

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Jul 17, 2013 | 5:24am EDT

Footage from Kanye West's flop sitcom pilot has leaked online. The rapper attempted to launch himself as a TV star back in 2008 when he shot a pilot episode of a comedy show for America's HBO network. The untitled series was soon shelved and the pilot was never aired, but scenes have now hit the Internet after they were uploaded to YouTube.com by West's co-star, actress Alison Quinn. West appears to play himself in the clip, and Quinn's character mocks him by continually calling him 'Kenny' instead of Kanye. Seinfeld writer and Curb Your Enthusiasm director Larry Charles was involved in the project, and at the time of making the show, he revealed West introduced himself as "the black Larry David". Speaking to MTV back in 2008, Charles said of the series, "What Kanye West said to me the first time... he said, 'I'm the black Larry David.' That's the first thing he said to me. So it's like a Kanye and Curb show, it's kind of improvised about the situations and stuff. It was really good, but again I think it was too hardcore for HBO."

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