Kanye West booed by crowd and censored during Billboard Music Awards performance – watch

The rapper performed a medley of 'All Day' and 'Black Skinhead' to close the ceremony

Kanye West performed at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 17).

The rapper closed the ceremony with a medley of recent single ‘All Day’ and ‘Yeezus’ track ‘Black Skinhead’. A large amount of West’s performance was censored due to frequent use of expletives (as was the case during his Brit Awards appearance in February) and the star’s appearance was shrouded by smoke and pyrotechnics.

As Billboard reports, West was booed by a portion of the audience at the end of his performance, as well as during his introduction – with West introduced by his sisters-in-law, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.

Watch West’s Billboard Music Awards performance in full below.


Kanye West recently received an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. West was described by the art school as “a leader in the music industry as a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer, as well as a fashion designer and interdisciplinary artist whose work provokes cultural discourse by reflecting a realism of the street.”

Accepting the doctorate, West said, “I am a pop artist, so my medium is public opinion, and the world is my canvas.”

Earlier this month, West made the surprise announcement that he’s changed the name of the record from ‘So Help Me God’ to ‘SWISH’, though that may not be the final title. “I’m changing my album name to SWISH,” he wrote on Twitter. “I might change it again but that’s the name now.”