The Billboard Music Awards has reportedly come forward to address the chaos rap star Kanye West sparked during his two-song performance last night (May 17).
According to reports, Yeezy skipped out on dress rehearsal for his “All Day” hit and ultimately forced the censorship on himself.
Production sources at the award show tell TMZ … Kanye never did a dress rehearsal of the song, so they just expected him to be on his best behavior, and perform a clean version. One source said, “He knew it was national TV.” The production source told us … “He’s Kanye. What are we supposed to do?” (TMZ)
According to reports, a portion of Ye’s five-minute performance, which he performed “All Day” and “Black Skinhead,” fell victim to censorship.
On Sunday night, though, what the rapper lost in hypemen he gained in unheard lyrics, as ABC censored more than a minute of the performance, leaving some viewers to wonder if the sound had cut out. West was onstage for 5 minutes and 18 seconds, though sound was only available to home viewers for 4 minutes and 16 seconds of his set. (Rolling Stone)
To make matters worse, Ye also endured some boos courtesy of the audience before and after his set.
Boos from the audience even before the controversial rapper took the stage indicated doom. When it was announced that West would be performing after the commercial break, the attendees in the venue booed loudly, reports a Yahoo Music editor on site. Even West’s sisters-in-law, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, received negative reaction from the crowd when they introduced him. The disapproval continued throughout his set that included his heavily bleeped songs “All Day” and “Black Skinhead.” (Yahoo!)
During his set, Kanye had support from G.O.O.D. Music affiliates.