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Kanye West: 'Unwarranted censorship,' not mic issues, to blame for Billboard Music Awards performance

Kanye West isn't going to let anyone censor him, not even the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.The rapper's songs "All Day" and "Black Skinhead" were almost inaudible during his closing performance Sunday (May 17), and while it has been widely assumed to have been caused by microphone issues, West's camp claims that is far from the case.YouTube creator Casey Neistat, who was in the audience during the performance, was one of the first to report microphone problems.Kanye wasn't censored his microphone didn't work. No one could hear him #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/UB4td0vV6C-- Casey Neistat (@CaseyNeistat) May 18, 2015 "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," West's reps said in a statement Tuesday (May 19). "As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented."RELATED:Oops, Kanye West's mic failed during Billboard Music Awards 2015 performance"It is ridiculous that in 2015,... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/x0E8u9ER3cw/kanye_west_censorship_mic_issues_billboard_music_awards_performance-2015-05

Billboard Music Awards 2015: Top 5 Craziest Moments

Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images MusicBillboard Music Awards 2015: Top 5 Craziest Moments When a bunch of Hollywood A-listers are in a room together, there are sure to be some ridiculous moments and that's exactly what happened at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards! Some of Hollywood's finest stepped out for the show, which took [] http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Zg-CrZQwdvE/

Billboard Music Awards Best & Worst Moments: Mariah Hits a Low Note, Kanye Goes Up in Flames and More

You cant have a music-related awards show without a few key components: Taylor Swift rocking out to every performance from her front-row seat, an ear-splitting shriek from the crowd at every mention of One Direction and, naturally, a few presenters who have no business being there. Fortunately, ABC delivered all that and more duringits broadcast [] http://tvline.com/2015/05/17/billboard-music-awards-photos-taylor-swift-one-direction-winners/

Empire Stars Perform Hits From the Fox Series at 2015 Billboard Music Awards

Desperate for your Empire fix during this long summer hiatus? Dont worry, ABCs got you covered. (No, I didnt mistype Fox. I meant ABC.) In a super-weird but not at all unwelcome network crossover, Jussie SmollettandBryshere Yazshawn Gray took to the Billboard Music Awards stage Sunday astheir Empire characters to perform the Lucious Lyon [] http://tvline.com/2015/05/17/empire-performance-billboard-music-awards-2015-video/

Billboard Music Awards 2015's Paul Walker tribute stays simple and elegant

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth took to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards stage to perform their "Fast & Furious 7" theme song "See You Again" and pay homage to the film's late star Paul Walker.Host Ludacris introduced the duo with his "Fast & Furious 7" co-star Tyrese Gibson. Khalifa and Puth then started performing on a somber-set stage with violinist Lindsey Stirling for backup.RELATED: One Direction sends Zayn Malik Billboard Music Awards 2015 loveThe stark background with candle-like lights behind them provided an elegant backdrop for the emotional song about reuniting with a dearly missed friend in the afterlife.The single is a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit and has over 268 million views on YouTube. The official video also features a montage of images of Walker -- who passed away in 2013 in a car accident -- from the film.... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/RnUIdSPHlGk/billboard_music_awards_2015s_paul_walker_tribute-2015-05

Billboard Music Awards: Hozier Performs "Take Me to Church" (Video)

The Irish musician went into Sunday night's show up for five prizes.  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/gUuPXkd29_k/story01.htm

Billboard Music Awards: Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Perform "Pretty Girls" For First Time on TV (Video)

The duo like, totally brought their music video to life.  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/opvXzL1roxU/story01.htm

Billboard Music Awards: Simple Minds Performs 'The Breakfast Club's' "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (Video)

Molly Ringwald introduced the performance designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the John Hughes classic.  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Tg0s4-_-nZY/story01.htm

Billboard Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson Performs "Invincible" (Video)

The pop star sang the second single off of her latest album "Piece by Piece"  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/RZ1nyxGEMoY/story01.htm

Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift Named Top Artist (Video)

"This is such a good night," Swift said after taking the stage to accept one of her many awards of the night.  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/S6zvFLLhAxs/story01.htm
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