Katy Perry Talks Tequila And VMAs During Pre-Show

'I had an omelet and shot of tequila,' nine-time nominee Perry tells MTV News before Sunday's big show.

[artist id="3274550"]Katy Perry[/artist] openly fretted just hours before the Video Music Awards Sunday night (August 28) that she couldn't decide between all her many dress options -- "#vmagirlproblems!!!" she tweeted, but in the end she picked out a stunner.

She sauntered onto the black carpet inside the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday dressed in an anime-inspired kimono-esque dress, an umbrella over her pinkish hair and husband Russell Brand by her side.

"He is a gentleman," she told MTV News of Brand. "Chivalry isn't dead."

Hey, she deserved the attention. Perry is not only the most-nominated artist of the evening, with nods including Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video, but the only artist in VMA history to be nominated for four different videos.

"It just means that all my hard work has been recognized by the people of MTV and the fans that are voting, which is really, really important to me," she said. "Otherwise, I'm here to have a good time. I already had a shot of tequila at 12. I had an omelet and shot of tequila."

Things were already going her way by the time she'd headed onto the carpet. Perry won one professional award for Special Effects based on her "E.T," beating Kanye West's "Power," Linkin Park's "Waiting for the End" and Chromeo's "Don't Turn the Lights On."

Before she made her way into the Nokia Theatre for the VMAs, Perry took time thank her fans for their support. "Thank you so much for everyone who voted," she said.

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