BET explains why Usher's speech was censored

Usher accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award onstage at the the 2024 BET Awards at Peacock Theater on June 30, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Billboard via Getty Images)

On Sunday night, portions of Usher's 13-minute acceptance speech for his Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards were notably censored. 

BET has revealed that the muting during the live telecast was due to an audio malfunction, according to PEOPLE magazine

Additionally, parts of the speech were censored because of profanity. 

PREVIOUS: Usher, Killer Mike honored at BET Awards

A full version of the speech is now available on BET's YouTube channel, and it will be included in an upcoming rebroadcast.