If you forgot to set your DVR’s and accidentally missed the Billboard Music Awards, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada — all you really missed was the heavily censored performance of Kanye West‘s “All Day” and “Black Skinned“.
Rumors spread like wild fire through the internet/social media that he was losing his voice, his mic stopped working, et cetera et cetera. Well there’s a lot to delve into. But before we do, try to watch the performance below — which jumps in, after his sister-in-law’s introduce him:
Here’s what the Twitter world had to say about that:
Apparently, it was more than just an accidental mishap on stage.
Here is his side, (via: Dr. West Rep.’s):
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.
After watching his full performance, what do you think? Tell us!
While we’re on topic about Yeezus, watch the raw and real rendition of Kanye West’s infamous performance on Sway In The Morning. Kanye West and Sway made headlines when Ye proclaimed that he gave Sway his first TV. For the first time since the incident in March, the two hip hop heads talk in person.
Their interview began with Sway expressing his appreciation for Kanye’s Yeezus tour. Kanye says:
“Pure creativity… The Yeezus tour is more of a film, or broadway or play idea, Watch the Throne is more of a Rap idea.“
Ye then began to discuss his production inspiration from greats like Diamond D & Showbiz.
From discussions of DONDA, to fashion, to the status of his Red Octobers, West passionately says…
“I am the #1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney. Nike. Google… Do you want to marginalize me until I am out my moment?”
Sway’s next question sparked excitement and passion from Kanye:
“Why don’t you empower yourself, and don’t need them, & do it yourself?“
“You ain’t got the answers Sway!” Shouts Ye. “You ain’t spent 13 million dollars of your own money trying to empower yourself!“
After the quick heated conversation, they both brought it back to the music. Take it back one time, jumping into the most pivotal part: