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Kid Cudi

Warned Over Cigarette

At MTV VMAs

8/29/2011 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kid Cudi is NOT Don Draper, so he doesn't get to smoke wherever he wants -- and he learned that lesson the hard way when he sparked up at the MTV VMAs last night.

Honchos at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live spotted the rapper puffing away as Lady Gaga went on stage to accept the award for Best Female Video -- which is a problem because the place is a non-smoking venue.

A rep for the building tells TMZ an usher was dispatched to speak with Cudi -- where, "He was asked to put it out and he complied."

And they all lived happily ever after.

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16.

The Real JJ    

So GaGa or whoever she was acting was exempt from this rule??

1065 days ago
17.

lee    

MTV Video Music Awards. Is like “a 4 hour TV show… filled with pretentious ******** flaunting their money… and getting awards for something no one ever saw.”
The VMAs are basically the Blockbuster Awards, except without enough dignity to simply go away.

1065 days ago
18.

Bryan    

Who the hell is that guy? I never heard of him ever.

1065 days ago
19.

T.    

there are shots of adele and gaga smoking together in the audience...

1065 days ago
20.

Bud    

Rules don't apply to rappers. That is apparent.

1065 days ago
21.

Brad    

I hate it when celebrities think they are above the law

1065 days ago
22.

JimmyCrapCorn    

GaGa's performance was one of the VMA's worst ever. And that oepning monologue made me cringe. Go back in your hole, GaGa, your 15 minutes are up you hack thief stealing everything ho.

1065 days ago
23.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

who is this person???

1065 days ago
24.

bj brigham    

LADY GAGA WAS DOING EVERY MANNERISM OF AL PACINO IN EVERY MOVIE INCLUDING SCENt OF A WOMAN AND HIS MANNERISMS AT AWARD SHOWS>>>GRUNTING LIKE SCENT OF WOMEN>>>IT GOT TO BE REALLY BORING AND CHILDESSH TRYING TO KISS BRITANY AND NOT LETTING HER SPEAK>>STUPId GAGA AND she was REALLY UGLY

1065 days ago
25.

NatTurner    

The ushers had no problem telling Kid Cudi to extinquish his cig as they watched Lady Gaga smoke throughout her entire Andrew Dice Clay performance. Hypocrisy at its finest!

1065 days ago
26.

Erica    

So? Lady Gaga was smoking & dropping ashes everywhere as the opening act. Let Cudi smoke!

1065 days ago
27.

Joao    

go figure... I swear it's beginning to sound like most of the rappers and sports guys still delinquent adolescents, determined to defy attorney and the law, and have no respect of others.

I think he believes that the compliance of smoking laws is just a hang up white folks have, what's the big fuss about?

1065 days ago
28.

Kabala    

I hated Gaga's performance {?) Her singing and dancing were good though. She needs to take the side-show cr@p down a notch.

1065 days ago
29.

markj    

Lady Gaga was smoking fake cigarettes. So kid saw her smoking and thought it was OK to light up.

1065 days ago
30.

RP    

http://presswave.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/2011-vma’s-on-mtv-the-recap-and-the-state-of-music/

1065 days ago
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