Singer is criticised at MTV Video Music Awards

Britney Spears has been slated by Kanye West and Timberland after performing at the MTV Music Video Awards.

The singer, 25, opened the night with her new hit Gimme More – but fans and critics were more than a little disappointed with her comeback.

‘I can’t believe she would perform,’ Kanye West tells the Daily Mirror, ‘she hasn’t had a hit record in years!’

And the rap star wasn’t the only one to criticise – Justin Timberlake’s right-hand man Timberland, 36, reckons Britters’ performance was boring.

‘I think it was too much,’ he says, ‘[her new song] is kinda dull. It flat-lined.’

Alison Adey