10/16/2011 01:46 pm ET | Updated Dec 16, 2011

Drake Performs On SNL (VIDEO)

As he gears up for the release of his November 15 sophomore effort, “Take Care,” chart-topping rapper, Drake made his debut on “Saturday Night Live” to perform two of his latest singles, “Headlines,” and “Make Me Proud” featuring Nicki Minaj.

Prior to gracing the “SNL” stage, the former “Degrassi” star promised a “larger-than-life” performance on the late-night television show. "One thing that I do notice is not too many people bring atmosphere change [as 'SNL' musical guests], so I really pushed to change the station into something different and I think I did a great job of that," he explained to MTV News. "I just hope that visually and sonically, it's a superior performance." Drake also returned to his acting roots by participating in a Halloween skit. Check out the clip below.