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July 17th, 2014
We haven’t seen Drake act this well since he hosted SNL or since he played Jimmy on Degrassi.
The 2014 ESPYs were held last night, and considering I know exactly nothing about sports, I did not watch it. But apparently Drake did such a good job hosting because that’s all people seem to be talking about.
Drake had a few tricks up his sleeve as host of the show honouring the best in sports. He was the perfect mix of funny and entertaining. His opening monologue poked up at Lebron James’ decision to return to Cleavland, Donald Sterling, and Brazil’s tragic loss in the World Cup. Drake’s monologue was actually pretty funny, I’d laugh if I understood any of the jokes.
Drake was modest enough to poke fun at himself and his feud with Chris Brown. Chris, who was photographed in the studio with Drake, joined the host and Blake Griffin for a skit making fun of his competitive nature.
And Drake wasn’t scared to dress up and don an accent. The rapper performed in another skit this time mocking Manny Pacquiao as he sings the Frozen hit Let It Go. That accent is pretty spot on.
But perhaps the best part of the night was Drake throwing shade on another certain rapper. Drake took the stage to sing a song for all the honorable mentions and side pieces in the audience. Drake joked about Iggy Azalea and boyfriend Nick Young, calling them the poor man’s Jay Z and Beyonce, Dan Marino, and Danica Patrick. But the best part of the song was when Drake sang “real talent doesn’t always win championships, just like real music doesn’t always win Grammys,” and a photo of Macklemore flashed across the screen. Clearly someone isn’t over his Grammy loss.
Overall Drake actually did an amazing job hosting, bringing life and charisma to the stage.Tweet