NBC Censors Kanye West

NBC deleted Kanye Wests political comments from the West Coast broadcast of its Hurricane Katrina benefit show. NBC says they censored West’s comments because they didn’t want to “politicize” the event. Here is a video of what he actually said.

The LA Times slammed NBC’s censorship stating:

By censoring Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West’s remarks critical of President Bush during its West Coast feed of the program Friday night, the network violated the most moving and essential moment in an otherwise sterile, self-serving corporate broadcast…

NBC may have been nervous about West’s comments, including the notion that America and its president are unresponsive to the needs of the poor. But you can be sure those remarks would have been cheered more than anything else in the program by the black parents and children still trapped in the New Orleans Convention Center and the Superdome if they had been able to hear them.


  1. http://www.nartv.org/mirror/Kanye-West.mov – not found

  2. Mirror’s broken. Here are a few working ones via someone’s Livejournal:

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