By Daniel D'Addario
May 18, 2015

He might be muted, but his message still carries across.

Kanye West performed new song “All Day” and 2013 song “Black Skinhead” at the Billboard Music Awards, in a performance quite literally muted by several significant cuts away on audio, as the artist danced in silhouette in front of pyrotechnic effects. This didn’t seem to mute audience enthusiasm; West is, even when performing a two-year-old single to close an awards ceremony putatively about new music, the biggest star in the room.

 

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