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Kanye West apologises for his edited Billboard Music Award performance

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Kanye West has apologised after he says his Billboard music award performance was “grossly over-censored”.

Large chunks of the rapper’s lyrics were cut, which he says made him feel “seriously misrepresented”.

A statement released by the rapper’s publicist said: “It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that artists still have to fight against.”

ABC and show producer Dick Clark Productions have yet to comment..

The statement went on to say sorry to fans.

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It said: “Although West was clearly set up to face elements beyond his control during the live broadcast, he would like to apologise to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned.”

The rapper had appeared at the awards on Sunday night to perform All Day and Black Skinhead.

According to some reports, the rapper – who was joined onstage by Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London – was booed at the start and end of his performance.

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Earlier, this year ITV was criticised for muting Kanye West’s bad language in his performance at the Brit Awards.

The rapper’s set, which featured British artists Krept and Konan, Jammer and Novelist, confused viewers because of odd noises covering lyrics 13 times during the song All Day.

ITV bleeped the set even though it was aired after the 9pm watershed.


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