Kanye ‘let off’ n-word gig at Brit awards
RAPPER Kanye West’s controversial Brits performance will not be investigated, after hundreds of shocked viewers complained about his repeated use of the n-word.
The US star, supported by a huge backing cast including someone operating a flame-thrower, performed his track
at the event. ITV muted sections of the song, performed just after the 9pm watershed, at the time but there were 151 complaints to watchdog Ofcom.
An Ofcom spokesman said: “We received a number of complaints that Kanye West’s language, just after the watershed, was offensive but we will not be taking the matter forward for investigation.
“Having carefully assessed the complaints, we noted that before the programme ITV took steps to ensure that offensive language was not used, and during the programme to mute the majority of it.”