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Kanye West will be returning to the scene of the crime, or at least the scene of one of the biggest jackass moves in award show history. Imma let you finish!

A year after infamously interrupting Taylor Swift's speech on stage, Kanye West is set to return to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 12.

It's Kanye!

The Grammy-winning rapper's fifth studio album is expected to drop this fall. He debuted a video "painting" for the first single, "Power," on MTV last week.

A follow-up single is also expected to be released by West in the next couple of weeks, and that's not nearly all from the talented, egomaniac artist.

Kanye Tweeted yesterday: "More music ... I'm bout to drop a bunch of sh!t this yea ... surprise performances ... guest verses ... living in the studio."

You've been warned, award winners.

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Kanye West continues to bash MTV, saying Friday that the network "used" Britney Spears to get higher ratings for Sunday's Video Music Awards.

"I just felt like she wasn't ready and I felt like they had to get their ratings. ... It just shows you it's not a black and white thing; it's a money thing," the rapper said on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show.

"I felt bad for her too. I felt bad for everyone involved."

West, whose backstage meltdown behind the scenes at the VMAs is now part of YouTube lore, said MTV should have stopped Spears after seeing her rehearsal.

"Someone had to be at that practice and be like, 'Wow. This is not good.' All the lip-syncing, everything," West said. "I mean, that performance, even had it been pulled off perfectly, still wouldn't have been up to par to start off the MTV Music Video Awards."

Selling a reported 420,000 records on the first day his new album Graduation was released, West seems on track to be the victor in his battle to out-perform fellow rapper 50 Cent (whose new album dropped the same day) on the charts.

But Kanye West's battle with MTV continues.

"MTV didn't give me the opportunity to rock the way I wanted to rock," he said, calling his five VMA nominations but no wins a "slap in the face."

"I told the guy at MTV, 'There's only a few things important in music this year: Umbrella, Amy Winehouse,'" he said. "it's not just me. Britney Spears is not important in music, but she's important to the tabloids and stuff like that."

So basically, Kanye West is saying that Britney Spears is only relevant because celebrity news publications are obsessed with her, and she's no longer a force in the music business. A bold, bold statement. Way to go out on a limb there!

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Kanye West prides himself on being an educated, thinking man's rapper, a class act a cut above the typical gangsta-thug lyfe hip-hop fare.

That he may be. But he's also a raging, petulant egomaniac.

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West has been on the warpath since being blanked at the MTV Video Music Awards yet again, taking issue with the voters as well as the program itself, chiding an unprepared Britney Spears as well as his own relegation to performing in a Palms luxury suite rather than the main stage.

And that's just on the record.

The rage of Kanye West is evident in a video sweeping the Internets, in which the rapper has a backstage meltdown punctuated by profanities toward MTV ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-631TgPP2s[/youtube]

Yikes. Accentuating the positives (if there are any), MTV responded to Kanye West's blistering criticism about his treatment by lavishing him with praise.

"MTV has a long and collaborative relationship with Kanye and we hope and look forward to continuing that meaningful relationship," MTV' said in a statement.

Good to see they're taking the high road. Hopefully, Alexis Phifer can convince her talented, arrogant fiance to do the same.

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According to Kanye West, President Bush hates black people.

We wonder if the rapper feels a similar way about MTV now that the channel has supposedly snubbed him at its Europe Music Awards.

Perfect Pair

West was so miffed at not winning the award for Best Video last night that he stormed the stage and went on a bizarre, expletive-filled tirade to protest.

He sounded more upset than we get thinking about Ali Lohan joining her sister on an album.

Even though he'd won the award for Best Hip-Hop Artist earlier in the evening, West jumped out of his seat whnn Copenhagenwhen Justice and Simian (yes, that's actually the band's name) won the Best Video prize for "We Are Your Friends."

Kanye crashed the award presentation. He told the stunned audience that he should've won for his "Touch The Sky" because it "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it, I was jumping across canyons."

He added: "If I don't win, the awards show loses credibility."

Elsewhere at the awards, Justin Timberlake, who hosted, won two awards, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers won Best Album.

There's no word on how Kanye West's fiancee feels about the alledged snub.

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