's beef with MTV extends beyond the fact that he was shut out, again, at the
Video Music Awards
. The outspoken rapper believes the cabler preyed on the potential for a
Britney Spears screwup
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.) "Man, they were just trying to get ratings," he opined Tuesday on Sirius'
Morning Mash Up
. "They knew she wasn't ready and they exploited her."
Brit's big comeback beget boffo numbers? And how. Sunday's VMAs drew 7.08 million viewers, a 23 percent surge over last year.
Other new Brit bits:
" Following her performance, Spears "came running off the stage, yelling, 'Oh my god, I looked like a fat pig! I looked like a fat pig!' She was inconsolable," a backstage spy tells
" Spears' go-to hair guy, Ken Paves, "bailed" when he arrived at the VMAs only to get the cold shoulder from his client. "Ken made the professional decision not to do her hair," a source tells
. Another mystery solved there.
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