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General News / February 23, 2017

Skepta’s BRIT Awards performance was heavily censored

General News / February 23, 2017

Skepta’s BRIT Awards performance was heavily censored

The 2017 BRIT Awards took place last night with artists like Rag’n’Bone Man, Adele, A Tribe Called Quest, Little Mix, The 1975 and more taking home awards.  David Bowie won British Male Solo Artist as well.

Unfortunately Skepta didn’t nab an award (awards aren’t everything right?) but he did take to the stage to perform Shutdown, taken off his Mercury 2016 Prize winning album Konnichwa.

However, something that caught everyones ears, noticed that the song was being heavily muted by ITV.

During the complaint phonecall breakdown in the song, it goes a little something like this…

“A bunch of young men all dressed in black dancing extremely aggressively on stage it made me feel so intimidated and it’s just not what I expect to see on primetime TV,” a woman’s voice says. Then during that, the lyrics were supposed to go: ‘Ring ring pussy, it’s shutdown.”

Many viewers were challenging the need for censorship when the show was broadcast after the 9pm watershed.

Watch the performance for yourself here, and take a look at what twitter had to say below: