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Kanye West’s fiery Billboard Music Awards performance was too hot for TV

The Jenner girls also got booed, so there's that.


Audra Schroeder


Published May 18, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 7:44 pm CDT

Last night’s Billboard Music Awards featured the debut of Taylor Swift‘s famous friend-studded, Katy Perry-shaming music video for “Bad Blood,” but it was Kanye West who got apparently got censors’ blood flowing. 

During his performance of “All Day,” which then lead into “Black Skinhead,” West’s audio was continuously muted, adding up to roughly a minute of the performance that aired without sound. Someone already made an image for this very situation, but sadly, ABC didn’t use it. 

People on Twitter who thought their cable connection was bunk are now breathing a sigh of relief: According to Billboard, sources at the show said it was heavily censored. And sources told TMZ that West never did a dress rehearsal, because “he’s Kanye.” 

His sisters-in-law, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, were also booed while introducing him, which pretty much makes this the best performance of the night. 

H/T Rolling Stone | Photo via Jason Persse/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: May 18, 2015, 1:07 pm CDT