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Britney Spears 'Inspired' 50 Cent

Talk about backhanded compliments. Rapper 50 Cent cites Britney Spears as musical inspiration for his new song Before I Self Destruct. Taking a cue, perhaps, from Spears' recent single Circus, Fiddy says Britney "was the great show on earth last year" during her umbrella-throwing, head-shaving, custody-losing period of mental illness.