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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.”

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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Ed Sheeran & Tori Kelly Give Acoustic Performances at Billboard Awards 2015! (Video)

Ed Sheeran and Tori Kelly hold their guitars while performing acoustically at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

Ed gave a performance of his new single “Bloodstream” while Tori performed her latest song “Nobody Love,” both to huge applause from the crowd.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ed Sheeran

Ed was nominated for five awards during the night, but unfortunately he didn’t win any of them.

Watch the performances below!

Ed Sheeran – “Bloodstream”

Click inside to watch Tori Kelly’s performance… More Here! »

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Kanye West's Bleeped Out Billboard Awards Performance (Video)

Kanye West takes the stage in a bullet proof vest at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 37-year-old entertainer performed his songs “All Day” and “Black Skinhead” – but fans immediately took notice that most of the songs were bleeped out on television!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kanye West

Kanye also could barely be seen during his performance, which featured lots of fire and lights. Watch the performance below and sound off in the comments below.

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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Get to Work at Billboard Music Awards 2015!

Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend hit the red carpet at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 17) in Las Vegas.

The 29-year-old model hosted the show alongside rapper/actor Ludacris while John, 36, performed and presented during the evening. It was a work night for both of them!

Throughout the show, Chrissy changed into a variety of outfits while introducing people to the stage.

FYI: Chrissy is wearing a red Johanna Johnson dress to open the show.

20+ pictures inside of Chrissy Teigen at the awards show… More Here! »

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