"Three years ago I was summoned from Toronto, Canada to Houston, Texas to meet a man that would eventually change my life," Drake said of Lil Wayne before bringing the YMCMB rapper onto the stage. Weezy, in leopard jeggings pants, closed the 2011 MTV VMAs by performing his heartfelt song "How to Love" and "John."
Rick Ross, featured on "John," unfortunately didn't join Weezy on stage but showed love when Weezy ran into the audience. Closing the 2011 VMAs like a rock star, Lil Wayne threw down his mic after saluting his Young Money family.
Earlier in the night, Nicki Minaj beat Wayne for Best Hip-Hop Video with her Hot 100 single, "Super Bass." Minaj thanked Wayne for his support with a smooch before he jokingly shouted, "I hate you."
Following Wayne's performance, minutes before the clock struck 12 am EST, "Tha Carter IV" became available to download on iTunes and Amazon.com as announced last week (Aug. 22). "Tha Carter IV" features collaborations with Drake, Cory Gunz, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes and others.