Kanye West's worst week ever just got worse - his new album Yeezus has leaked online.

Copies of the rapper's explosive new album will hit stores next week (begs17Jun13), but tracks popped up on file-sharing websites on Friday (14Jun13).

As the hip-hop star promotes the release with large-scale visual installations on buildings around the world and performances in New York and Switzerland, his professional and personal lives have taken a hit.

Liam Gallagher took aim West earlier this week in an interview with GQ magazine, branding the rap star a "f**king clown", while a Canadian model, called Leyla Ghobadi, claims he cheated on his pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian with her.

West's handlers have shut down her story, which she sold to America's Star magazine, stating, "This most recent attack on Kanye West and his family is totally without merit. It's a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity, and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by non-credible 'news' sources. This is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives."

West and Kardashian are due to welcome a daughter together next month (Jul13).