Hip-hop star Kanye West returned to the MTV Video Music Awards this year as a gift to his late mother Donda, after previously vowing to boycott the event.
West insisted he would snub the MTV prizegiving after the poor treatment he claimed he received at the 2007 event.
But West admits his mother - who died last November at age 58 from plastic surgery complications - inspired him to reconsider.
He says: "A lot of things changed and, you know, with my mom passing... one of her goals was, she really supported me and she always wanted me to be the best that I could be and not get hung up on the small things.
"So, with her not being here to try and talk me into doing things, I just try do things she would want me to do."