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Kanye 'over-censored' at Billboards

Published 20/05/2015

Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards (Invision/AP)
Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards (Invision/AP)

Rapper Kanye West has apologised to TV viewers who saw his performance at the Billboard Music Awards, claiming he was "grossly over-censored".

West said some of his lyrics were muted for 30 seconds, which misrepresented his voice and performance.

The audience at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena booed as West performed his songs All Day and Black Skinhead at Sunday's ceremony, which was broadcast on ABC.

A statement on behalf of West apologises to the television audience, which was "unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned".

ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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