Drake sang a medley of hits from his new album at the 2013 MTV Video Music Award.
Presented from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Aug. 25 and airing live on Canada's MTV network, the Canuck superstar rapper gave the first live performance of his current hit "Hold on We're Going Home," which morphed into the lead off single "Started from the Bottom," from his upcoming studio album ""Nothing was the Same."
Following an introduction from T-Boz and Chilli of TLC, Drizzy appeared in a shot set up to resemble the recently revealed cover for his soon-to-be-released third studio album, which features images of himself against a cloud covered blue sky.
The 26-year-old Toronto native sang the R&B flavored number in profile, before moving through the crowd towards the mainstage to rap on the VMA nominated "Started from the Bottom," while featured smoke and pyro as spotlights roamed over the crowd.
Fans clearly loved the high energy performance with the laughable exception of the "Take Care" hitmaker's ex-squeeze Rihanna, who was caught shooting a sour face towards him during “Started From the Bottom.”
Fans can check out footage from the performance at YouTube.ca.
The show will air in repeats throughout the week on MTV.
Drake's upcoming studio album "Nothing was the Same" will hit shelves Sept. 24.
His Would You Like a Tour? Canadian leg begins Sept. 27 in Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena and winds up Oct. 22 in Ottawa, ON at Scotiabank Place..
See Drake’s OctobersVeryOwn.blogspot.ca for more details.
Did you know? Drake has the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart with thirteen, and the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with ten.