Hip-hop star Kanye West has blasted producers of last week's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, for cutting his acceptance speech from the televised show.

The rapper performed a melody of his hits, including GOLD DIGGER and DIAMONDS FROM SIERRA LEONE, at the star-studded London ceremony, where he was named International Male Solo Artist.

At his concert in the British capital on Monday (20FEB06), West admitted he had watched the edited broadcast of the awards the following day (16FEB06) and was horrified by the results.

He said, "So I get up on stage and do my acceptance speech, thanking all the people that have been there for me from the beginning. Then I watch it on the television and they cut the whole thing!"