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Kanye West has screened his controversial new video at various locations around London.
The US rapper, who has already angered a number of people with the racy Famous video, decided to show it to Londoners en masse on Sunday evening.
Rather than having exclusive screening events, West projected the raunchy video on to various building so that onlookers could get a glimpse of the naked celebrity lookalikes.
The superstar tweeted the locations of the screenings just a few hours before they started, telling fans to congregate in Shoreditch and in Covent Garden.
“FAMOUS VIEWINGS IN LONDON TONIGHT STARTING AT BETHNAL GREEN ROAD AND BRAITHWAITE STREET @ 10:30PM, ” he wrote.
“COVENT GARDEN PLAZA AND RUSSELL STREET @ 11:30PM NEWPORT PLACE AND GERRARD PLACE @ 12:15AM.”
West, who was in Paris on Friday, has been setting up screenings all over the world.
After making the video available on YouTube on Saturday, he then announced a string of viewings across the US and Europe.
Famous viewing in London @kanyewest @TIDALHiFi— phillip (@philllup)
Outdoor flash screening of @kanyewest 's video in Covent Garden, London. #TLOP— Jesal Parshotam (@therealjesal)
The video has been criticised for its use of naked waxworks of stars including Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby and Rihanna.
Based on the work of artist Vincent Desiderio, West has described it as a comment on the cult of celebrity, while others have dubbed it an invasion of privacy.
Lena Dunham, who is a good friend of Swift, penned an essay about the video, last week.
She slammed the rapper for reducing the women she admires to ‘a pair of waxy breasts made some visual effects guy.”Reuse content