Los Angeles: Rapper Kanye West has apologised to viewers and blasted Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) for his set, saying it was "grossly over-censored" and was "seriously misrepresented."
Many fans were left disappointed because he got bleeped so much for the telecast due to his profanity-filled lyrics, reported Ace Showbiz.
"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," a statement read.
"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 apologise to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned," it added.
A first-time BMA performer, West closed out the event with "All Day" off his upcoming album Swish as well as "Black Skinhead" from 2013's Yeezus. He was on the stage for five minutes and 18 seconds, but fans at home could only hear him for about four minutes because of the censors.