Kreayshawn's Road From Smelly Cat To VMAs, On 'When I Was 17'

'That cat was disgusting. It would only poop in drains,' Best New Artist nominee recalls of her pet as a teenager.

This week's new episode of "When I Was 17" is full of VMA Best New Artist nominees. Tune in to MTV on Saturday at 11 a.m. to hear stories of awkward teen memories from Big Sean, Tyler, the Creator and Kreayshawn.

It wasn't so long ago that 21-year-old hip-hop "it" girl Kreayshawn was 17 and starting out on her own.

"When I was 17, I had saved up a little bit of money, and I got my first apartment," Kreayshawn recalled. "Everyone knows I'm a cat person, so my friends surprised me with a cat.

"This cat was definitely slow," she continued. "It would crawl into the blinds, curl itself into the blinds and just sit there. Maybe it was trying to kill itself?"

According to the "Gucci Gucci" rapper, the cat's questionable behavior didn't end there.

"That cat was disgusting. It would only poop in drains," she revealed, adding that it made taking showers particularly precarious and smelly. "You'd be taking a shower and the water would start backing up," she said. "Even worse you'd have to dig it out from the drain. It was so gross."

With the days of questionable cat behavior and clogged drains behind her, for now, and on a cleaner and much more glamorous note, Kreayshawn will be bringing her outgoing personality and sass to the VMA red carpet as a host for

"I'm super excited to be the red-carpet host at this year's VMAs," Kreayshawn said. "I can harass celebrities about what they're wearing, what they ate before they got to the carpet, all sorts of funny stuff."

"When I Was 17" -- this week featuring VMA nominees Big Sean, Tyler, the Creator and Kreayshawn -- airs Saturday at 11 a.m. on MTV.

The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sunday from Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the Selena Gomez-hosted pre-show at 8. See the list of nominees, revisit last year's highlights and vote for Best New Artist by visiting