[Executive Producer Larry] Charles did say that the show is roughly Kanye’s version of Larry David’s show, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” an idea that Kanye thought up himself. “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.
According to Gawker:
The project was scrapped—probably when someone at HBO saw the above video—because it was “too hardcore,” according to one network exec.