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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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31.

stargazer    

So, why did Gaga get to smoke during her stupid little "performance"?

1116 days ago
32.

jack     

filthy dirty habit

1116 days ago
33.

Kimberly Wash     

GIVE ME A FLIPPING BREAK!! HE WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE SMOKING!!! ALL THE OTHERS SHOULD HAVE BEEN POINTED OUT!!

1116 days ago
34.

Mike    

He probably lit up on a hunch it might get him on TMZ.

1116 days ago
35.

AS    

It's always a black person, always. They have absolutely no respect for anyone other than themselves. And I'm not even sure they respect themselves.

1116 days ago
36.

MP    

I can't stand these people who think the rules don't apply to them. What kind of idiot thinks it's OK for them to light up at a venue like that?

1116 days ago
37.

kplusn    

Cudi said this isn't true:

http://cudlife.tumblr.com/post/9568593599/lets-be-clear-last-night-no-one-told-me-to-put-my

1116 days ago
38.

Phreaky    

So nothing about Lady CaCa standing on stage smoking a cigarette? Everyone I saw on Twitter was so over her. Good riddance.

1116 days ago
39.

greg    

go hide under your white sheet. computer racist but in real life has a smile to people you hate, thanks for taking time out your day to hate.

1116 days ago
40.

Linda    

Belive it or not there are a lot of pepole out there still smoking. We are not doing anything wrong.

1115 days ago
41.

Julie    

Typical is all I can say. That's why this world is the way it is. Cudi thinks he's hot **** and that the world revolves around him. Doesn't care who's sitting near him. The room is filled with people who have been in this business a lot longer than he has. People who have true talent and manners and show respect for others instead of only looking out for numero uno. "Dude think he coo" NOT!

1115 days ago
42.

Jean    

Gaga WTF..but Dina was looking like a freaking dinosaur..dammm

1115 days ago
43.

jmama    

but Gaga can smoke? cuz its part of her costume...whatev's

1115 days ago
44.

Robin    

Don't know why this is such a big deal. If anyone had been watching the live stream that was going on MTV.com, then they would have seen Lady Gaga light a cig for Adele. Did anyone ask her to put her cig out??

1115 days ago
45.

h    

trust me nokia is not a non smoking venue was at cudis concert in june place was hotboxed

1114 days ago
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