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Kanye West screens Famous video on London buildings

Kanye West screened his controversial Famous video featuring a bed full of nude celebrity lookalikes on buildings in London.

The rapper's video has garnered criticism for its depiction of nude celebrity doppelgangers - some made out of wax - including wife Kim Kardashian and singers Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Chris Brown.


Based on the work of artist Vincent Desiderio, West has described it as a comment on the cult of celebrity.


On Sunday evening West projected the raunchy video on to various buildings in London's Shoreditch and Covent Garden district after making the video available on YouTube for the first time.


The superstar tweeted the locations of the screenings hours before they started.


"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."


Actress Lena Dunham slammed West for creating a "disturbing" new music video which left her feeling "unsafe" and "worried". She highlighted the timing of the Famous video's release as concerning and offensive, citing the recent controversial ruling of a college student receiving a light sentence for allegedly raping a woman.


"Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like they've been drugged and chucked aside at a rager?" she questioned. "It gives me such a sickening sense of dis-ease."