Network TV bosses at CBS in America have apologised for Outkast's Native American-themed performance at the Grammy Awards.

The San Francisco-based NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER took offence to ANDRE 3000's stage routine, in which he dressed as a colourful Native American - branding it racist.

The Native American Cultural Center last week (ends13FEB04) called for a boycott of CBS, OutKast's label ARISTA RECORDS, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), which sponsors the Grammys.

CBS spokeswoman NANCY CARR says, "We are very sorry if anyone was offended."

It has been a controversial month for the network - it aired the SUPER BOWL, which featured Janet Jackson's breast-baring shocker as part of the half-time show.

20/02/2004 19:32