Kanye ‘let off’ n-word gig at Brit awards

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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.”

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