Kanye West Is Displeased About “Grossly Over-Censored” Billboard Music Award Performance
Yeezy is not taking this easy.
The artist expressed through this publicist in omnipotent third-person:
Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards. Non-profane lyrics such as ‘with my leather black jeans on’ were muted for over 30-second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented. It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that artists still have to fight against.
Although West was clearly set up to face elements beyond his control during the live broadcast, he would like to apologize to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned.
An inside source told TMZ that producers were blindsided by West’s explicit song selection of “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” because he never attended the final dress rehearsal. The source accepted defeat from this initial moment of West’s signature divo behavior, shrugging, “He’s Kanye. What are we supposed to do?”
It’s in instances like these when we wish Kanye West could step in and self-intervene.