Akon, Common Britney Spears MTV Video Music Awards ‘Gimme More’ Performance Diss

Sarah Silverman and Kanye West aren’t the only celebs classifying Britney Spears’ 2007 MTV Video Music Awards opener as a wet noodle. Hip-hop heavyweights Akon and Common are chiming in on Brit’s first live performance of the previously well-received ‘Gimme More.’

“That could have been better. She needed to focus more. She looked nervous and I think the pressure got to her,” Akon told the media after Sunday night’s ceremony.

Common added, “I think it didn’t seem like she wanted to be there. There wasn’t any spark, it didn’t feel like life was there.”

Celebrity Cowboy serves up a bit of commentary on why in God’s Green Acres MTV would let Brit onstage in the first place. Did the network unleash a trainwreck in the name of ratings? Maybe we’ve all been Punk’d?

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