Kanye West’s Lost HBO Pilot Uncovered
He may have mastered the rap game, but Kanye West leaves plenty to be desired when it comes to acting chops.
The “Love Lockdown” hitmaker is featured in a just-unearthed clip from a sitcom pilot originally made for HBO that never actually took off.
Uploaded to YouTube by actress Alison Quinn, the video shows West throwing out bad jokes and a lack of on-camera charisma.
Producer Larry Charles told press that Kanye’s show was supposed to be in the style of Larry David’s massive hit “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
“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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