Kanye West releases a statement via his publicist on the censorship during his Billboard Music Award performance.
If you tuned into Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards, then you probably witnessed Kanye’s ridiculously-censored performance of “All Day” & “Black Skinhead”. Today, Kanye's camp decided to address the situation and release a statement via his publicist.
The statement reads:
“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.”
ABC has yet to respond or comment on Yeezy’s remarks. We'll keep you posted if any more on this develops. Check out the performance here if you missed it.