LOS ANGELES — You can't be the epitome of cool, and then land on your face or keister. Drake had a classy yet energetic and exciting performance Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards.
While walking the white carpet leading up to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Drake stopped to hug and talk to Justin Bieber, and then watched Nicki Minaj perform "Your Love," and "Check It Out" with will.i.am.
Drizzy revealed to MTV News the primary thought that would be going through his head before taking the VMA stage.
"Don't fall. That's the biggest thing, especially since I'm performing in dress shoes for the first time tonight," he said. "So 'don't fall' is my biggest thing. Other than that, man, it's just really about, the stage is so vast. You gotta come out, you gotta shine. You gotta own it and you gotta have fun. You gotta smile, you gotta make people at home feel that they are right there with you having fun. That's it, really.
Other than that, I wanna see other people be great. Hopefully take home an award. I worked really hard on that video," he said of "Find Your Love," which was up for Best Male Video, along with the Best Hip-Hop Video nominated "Forever."
Drake didn't win any Moonmen at the 2010 VMAs, but he won the crowd over with "Fancy." Everyone stood on their feet for Drake, Mary J. Blige and Swizz Beatz.
The Moonmen have all been handed out and the stars have gone home, but there's plenty of 2010 MTV Video Music Awards news, interviews, behind-the-scenes scoop, party reports and more still to come, so keep it locked on MTVNews.com.