“The View” guest co-host Michelle Collins minced no words when discussing Kanye West’s heavily-censored Billboard Music Awards performance, saying “Honestly, finally somebody shut Kanye up.”
“As a fan of Kanye let me say that it hurt me because I actually want to hear him perform,” Collins added. “I want to see a good performance.”
“He did it at the Brit Awards in February and the viewers weren’t able to hear his performance of ‘All Day’ because they had to bleep out all the explicits,” co-host Rosie Perez chimed in. “But he’s not the first person to do this. Just watch the BET Awards. Look at Drake‘s performance of “Forever” with Lil’ Wayne and Eminem at the Grammy Awards.”
“Every time I see him I think I’m losing my hearing. They’re bleeping!” guest co-host and “The View” veteran Joy Behar said.
“I read the lyrics and my eyeballs were hanging out of my head,” Collins said. “How can they even allow him to go on the road with it?”
“It’s unnecessary,” returning guest host Raven-Symoné said. “You have so many rappers that know how to rhyme, that know how to speak, that know how to project themselves in a way that you don’t need certain words. Yes, some words are needed because you need to express yourself. I’m down for some cussing here. I cuss all the time.”