Kanye West hit the stage at the MGM Grand to close out the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Anyone in the audience or watching on television would never have known it, however, as Kanye delivered a performance that could neither be seen nor heard.
The Chicago MC opted to perform two of his most divisive tracks, “All Day” and “Black Skinhead”, leading to a censored television broadcast that was mostly inaudible. Visually, a heavy screen of smoke left Kanye nearly invisible to the eye.
Here’s how it appeared on television:
Former Billboard editor Bill Werde perhaps best summed up Kanye’s performance:
Here’s an uncensored version from inside the venue (via Mashable):