Chelsea Handler will squirt Kanye West with a water pistol if he decides to invade the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

The TV star is hosting the annual awards show and has joked she will be prepared to deal with the rapper if he tries to disturb proceedings like he did last year.

She quipped to TV show 'Extra': "I have a BB gun and a water gun in case things get hectic. I wouldn't put it past Kanye to run up on stage and interrupt me, but good luck with that."

Kanye produced the biggest talking point at the 2009 VMAs when he interrupted Taylor Swift in the middle of her acceptance speech for the Best Female Video prize to tell the audience Beyonce Knowles should have won. He was heavily criticised for his actions following the incident.

Both Taylor, 20, and Kanye, 33, are both set to perform at the ceremony which takes place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night (12.09.10).