The statement reads: “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.”
“It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that artists still have to fight against,” the statement continues.
“Although West was clearly set up to face elements beyond his control during the live broadcast, he would like to apologize to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned.”
ABC and show producer Dick Clark Productions both have no comment on West’s remarks.
West performed “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” during Sunday’s awards show, but massive swaths of audio were cut by ABC censors.
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.