Singer, songwriter and actress Andra Day added some spice to the Academy Awards on Sunday.
During an interlude, musician Questlove announced that there would be a game played where a song from a movie would be played. The goal of the game was to correctly answer whether the song was an Oscar nominee, winner, or none of the above.
Questlove announced Day would be the first contestant.
The song was "Purple Rain" by Prince.
Day described it as "a brilliant song."
"It probably wasn't even ---" she said before the censors cut the audio feed.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Apparently, the swearing was bleeped on the US feed. Not here in the UK, it seems. Andra Day said, of Purple Rain,… https://t.co/aPxtVp8k0e— Deadline Hollywood (@Deadline Hollywood) 1619405293.0
"Probably wasn't even nominated on some bullshit" - Andra Day 😂 #Oscars— Andrew LaSane (@Andrew LaSane) 1619405050.0
Andra Day dragging the Academy for Prince - LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. #oscars— Elaine L. (@Elaine L.) 1619405020.0
#Oscars - Some #PurpleRain + United States Vs Billie Holiday star #AndraDay & you have the 1st bleep of the night— Dominic Patten (@Dominic Patten) 1619405067.0
I love Andra Day shading the #Oscars for snubbing "Purple Rain" on the same night she's nominated. That's the real… https://t.co/RiBiRKoasb— Daniel Montgomery (@Daniel Montgomery) 1619405154.0
Andra Day ... ALL love. Handed her a mic and the censors got busy. #Oscars— T.J. Holmes (@T.J. Holmes) 1619404988.0
Andra Day. Not having it. #Oscars— Dalton Ross (@Dalton Ross) 1619405010.0
Also, having interviewed her I can confirm that Andra Day is a real one and she has done the reading.
— roxane gay (@rgay) April 26, 2021