Filed under “People Who Need to Shut Up,” comes a couple of nuggets from World’s Angriest Be-Sweatered Rapper Kanye West. It seems Kanye was upset at MTV’s decision to have Britney “The Pooch” Spears open the Video Music Awards (or “VMAs” as the youths call them). Now, this would be understandable on just about any level for reasons that don’t need to be repeated here.

Unless, of course, your reasons are Kanye’s.

Here’s what he said about the issue to Us Weekly: “I can’t believe she would perform. She hasn’t had a hit record in years,” he said, angry that MTV didn’t invite him to open the show. “Maybe my money’s not right. Maybe my skin’s not right.”

Yes. That’s it, Kanye. It’s because you’re black. The world’s most politically correct television network is, in fact, racist to the core. And it only took your supergenius self to suss out the fact. Nice.

Of course, after getting shut out of the five categories in which he was nominated, Kanye again played the race card, proclaiming, “That’s two years in a row, man. Give a black man a chance.”

Yes, it must be cold comfort having several number one albums to one’s credit and a closet full of fuchsia pullovers when all you really want is a little respect from a music network that’s now better known for “The Hills” than for breaking new artists.

I got your back, K. I’m pouring a little out for you right now.

And I’m done.