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Kanye West Responds to Billboard Awards Censorship

Kanye West‘s rep has released a statement to respond to the backlash over his bleeped out performance at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards this past weekend.

The 37-year-old appear was censored for nearly half of the “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” performance and it was also difficult to see him due to poor lighting.

VIDEO: Watch Kanye West‘s full performance from the awards show

Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards,” the statement reads (via Billboard). “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.”

Niall Horan & Louis Tomlinson Party With Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris Without Harry Styles

Harry Styles carries a cup of coffee as he leaves BLD restaurant after breakfast with a pal on Monday morning (May 18) in Los Angeles.

The night before, the 21-year-old One Direction singer was spotted heading back to L.A. after the 2015 Billboard Music Awards while his bandmates Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson hung out with Harry‘s ex Taylor Swift, along with her new boyfriend Calvin Harris, her brother Austin, and their mutual friend Ed Sheeran.

“Last night was a wild ride #DoneWithCollege,” Austin captioned a photobooth pic of the group.

Niall was later seen taking some fan selfies while flying out of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

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Empire's Serayah Supports Taylor Swift & 'Bad Blood' at Billboard Music Awards 2015

Serayah looks gorgeous in a turquoise gown on the red carpet at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The Empire star was featured in Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” music video! Be sure to check it out in case you missed it – lots of Taylor‘s BFFs star in the epic vid.

Serayah just released more new music on her SoundCloud! Be sure to listen to her new song, “I Still Think of You,” below!

FYI: Serayah is wearing a Walter Mendez gown, Maison Martin Margiela for Atelier Swarovski earrings, Atelier Swarovski rings and clutch, and Casadei shoes.

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Taylor Swift Throws a Billboard Music Awards 2015 Party with Calvin Harris By Her Side!

Taylor Swift threw an epic party after winning big at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday evening (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 25-year-old entertainer was seen surrounded by pals in the party’s photo booth. Rumored boyfriend Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, some Fifth Harmony gals, and more were seen partying together.

The photos were found on Adrien Grenier‘s Instagram and fan Tumblr accounts – and one Tumblr user even pointed out that Taylor and Calvin (aka #Tayvin) may have shared a really cute kiss in the photo booth!

FYI: Taylor won eight awards at the BBMA last night! Congrats, Taylor!

See the photos below…

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Ellen Pompeo Rocks a Jumpsuit at Billboard Awards 2015

Ellen Pompeo hits the stage to present an award at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 45-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress was there to support Taylor Swift as she appears in the brand new “Bad Blood” music video alongside a ton of other stars.

Ellen appeared on stage with Taylor to debut the video and then presented the singer one of her eight awards during the night.

Another presenter seen at the show was former Dancing With the Stars contestant Danica McKellar.

Molly Sims celebrated the event from Los Angeles as she hosted the Samsung Home Appliances live viewing party at a rooftop event.

FYI: Ellen is wearing a Zuhair Murad Couture jumpsuit. Danica is wearing a Shail K dress.

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Molly Ringwald Wants to Be Part of Taylor Swift's BFFs Club! (Video)

Molly Ringwald takes the stage to pay tribute to the 30th anniversary of The Breakfast Club at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 47-year-old actress introduced Simple Minds to sing their hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – but before that, she made an on stage plea to be BFFs with Taylor Swift!

“Now can I be in Taylor’s club?” Molly said during her intro, making reference to her being part of the coolest club thirty years earlier. Later, the two were seen posing for photos and dancing during the performance. It looks like Molly could be the latest Taylor BFF!

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Chris Brown Brings Daughter Royalty to Billboard Music Awards 2015 (Video)

Chris Brown poses with his adorable young daughter Royalty on the red carpet at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old entertainer showed his daughter just where to look and waved at the cameras!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Brown

That evening, Chris performed on stage with Pitbull. Check out all the photos below!

Also watch a video of Chris making his red carpet entrance at the big show while holding his daughter.


Chris Brown Brings Royalty to Billboard Music Awards

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