The video for Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" that recently made its way online is actually a leaked, unfinished version, the MC said in a handful of Tweets today. As MTV points out, the stark, animated video for the first official single from Yeezus surfaced yesterday with links leading back to a "development" page on the Universal Music Group website. The page has since been password protected.
West said that the official video, created with Nick Knight, will be ready in the next week. He also had some choice words for whoever leaked the video.
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Storified by Rolling Stone· Tue, Jul 09 2013 14:07:13
The BLKKK SKKKN HD video that leaked yesterday was not the official version.KANYE WEST
Me and Nick Knight have been working on this video for 5 months and for creatives it's heartbreaking when something like this happens.KANYE WEST
The final version will be ready within the next week.KANYE WEST
So any website that may have the unapproved / unfinished ruff. I ask you to please take it down.KANYE WEST
Allow me and Nick to give the world what we've been losing sleep over.KANYE WEST
And to who ever leaked the video… FUK YOU!KANYE WEST
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