Kanye Apologizes for 'Over-Censored' Act at Billboard Awards
West says TV viewers didn't get good experience
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 20, 2015 10:10 AM CDT
Kanye West performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance at the Billboard Music Awards. The rapper released a statement yesterday saying he was "grossly over-censored," adding that 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. West's statement apologizes to the television audience, who he says was "unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned." (Click for video from the performance.)