Britney Spears reportedly burst into tears at the American
Music Awards last night after taking offense to a joke host Jimmy Kimmel made at
the expense of her estranged husband Kevin Federline.
The pop star initially refused to take to the stage after watching Kimmel
savage Federline in a skit where he called him "the world's first no-hit
The comedy sketch at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium concluded with a
Federline doppelganger getting placed in a "soundproof box," wheeled offstage,
loaded onto a lorry and then unceremoniously thrown into the waters off the port
of San Pedro.
Comedian Kimmel then introduced award presenter Spears as "the new
bachelorette," prompting the singer to fight back tears of anger and upset as
she read out the first nominees, according to Life & Style magazine.
A source backstage says, "She said she didn't want to go out there," and then
"she ran off the stage in tears... She was just devastated."
Spears filed for divorce from her husband of almost two years earlier this