Rapper Kanye West has taken to Twitter to vent his frustration following the leak of footage from his new Black Skin HD video.

The 36-year-old, who recently celebrated the birth of his first child, North West, with girlfriend Kim Kardashian, wrote on his Twitter page (@kanyewest): “The BLKKK SKKKN HD video that leaked yesterday was not the official version.”

He added: “Me and Nick Knight have been working on this video for 5 months and for creatives it's heartbreaking when something like this happens.

“The final version will be ready within the next week”.

He has a clear message for any sites displaying the footage: “So any website that may have the unapproved / unfinished ruff. I ask you to please take it down.

“Allow me and Nick to give the world what we've been losing sleep over.”

In case there was any confusion about his views on this, he added: “And to who ever leaked the video...**** YOU!”