I'm sure it was a tough -- but great -- night for Kanye West, who gave an electric performance of "Stronger", followed by an emotional performance of "Hey Mama".
The superstar picked up awards for best rap album, rap song, best rap solo performance, and was listed with Common for best rap performance for a duo or group for Common's "Southside", but it was his tribute to his mom that really made him shine.
"I know you're really proud of me right now," he directed towards his late mom, Donda West, during his acceptance speech, with the word "Mama" shaved into his head. "And I know you wouldn't want me to stop and you want me to be the No. 1 artist in the world, and Mama, all I'm going to do is keep making you proud. We run this!"
Watch his performance above -- so good, so sad, so talented.