Kardinal Offishall captured three awards Sunday (June 18) at this year’s
MuchMusic Video Awards.
The rapper received
five nominations and took home the awards for best video and best director as
well as the VideoFACT award.
"This is real
good right here. This is for all my Hip-Hop people from east to west,"
said Offishall. "It’s funny, though, that I’m not in the best Hip-Hop category.”
The victories capped
off a night of surprises at the annual event, which took place in downtown Toronto.
Offishall was greeted
with cheers when he arrived at the Awards in a red fire truck. "We have
to do everything in style, you know," said the Toronto-based rapper.
pop rock band Hedley arrived on the red carpet in a white police van, complete
with women dressed in miniskirts and heels who played police officers.
The group continued
to surprise fans when they pulled their pants down to reveal Hedley tattoos
on their backsides.
included Paris Hilton, Tori Spelling, Nick Lachey and Rhianna, who won the award
for best international artist. Nelly Furtado and Timbaland were among the performers
on the outdoor stages along with rock groups Simple Plan and Fall Out Boy.