Canadian Rap Star Kardinal Offishall Wins Big At MuchMusic Awards

Canadian lyricist

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.

British Columbia

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.

Celebrity attendees

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.