It’s no surprise that Yeezy was upset about how his BBMAs finale performance came off to us at home this past Sunday night. It was heavily censored, sometimes for over 30 seconds, and the cameras captured Ye (and Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London) behind more smoke and pyrotechnics than I’m sure was intended.
Today, we hear from Yeezy… via his rep… addressing the poor performance. Apology accepted, let’s just move on?!
Via Kanye’s rep:
“Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards,” the rep wrote. “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.”