After rants featuring his disagreements about the winners and not headlining the performance bill, one would think Kanye West has run out of complaints about popular award shows. While Taylor Swift, who West infamously bumrushed at the 2009 MTV VMAs, headlined the Billboard Music Awards with her “Bad Blood” video, West ended Sunday night’s affair with performances of “All Day” and “Black Skinhead.”
Despite offering a clean version of “All Day” for the ABC telecast, viewers complained and thought they were experiencing issues with their TV sets and individual broadcasts. One particular segment during the first verse of “All Day” featured 10 consecutive seconds of audio silence.
It’s unclear if West and the show’s engineers were experiencing audio issues or if West changed the lyrics back to the song’s original version and was impacted by the tape delay.