Who knew 50 Cent was such a nice guy? This is like the 5th positive and supportive thing he's said about Britney. It's so easy to go the Britney bashing route, and he chose to take the high road instead. I respect him.
People.com: 50 Cent is singing the praises of Britney Spears and saying Kayne West's outburst about the pop star opening the Video Music Awards Sunday was unwarranted.
"He was upset," 50 Cent told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show Wednesday, referring to West's backstage meltdown. "He's not used to not being recognized. Period."
West, however, will be recognized in one unlikely place – Seacrest announced Wednesday that Kanye will perform at Sunday night's Emmy Awards.
As for 50 and Kanye, both rappers appeared on BET's 106 and Park on Tuesday, and West said he wished he could have opened the VMAs. "It was always my dream to open the award shows with 'Stronger', and they talked me into doing the suite thing," he said. "Then when they had Britney open, I said, 'How are you going to have Britney open? Because she's not ready'."
But according to 50 Cent, West was out of line. "He expressed that he felt that Britney shouldn't be actually opening the show – almost like he forgot that Britney Spears sold 50 million records. She did," the rapper told Seacrest. "He is not thinking about her full body of work. She deserved to headline the show better than anybody else that was on it – even in the state that she is in."