Rapper Drake blew away TV viewers earlier this year with his stellar hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live. His skills caught the eyes of quite a few people including the folks over at ESPN who tapped him to host their annual ESPY awards.
“Started from the bottom, now … @Drake’s HOSTING THE 2014 ESPYS! RT if you’re excited to see him take the stage,” the ESPYs official Twitter handle tweeted. Drake has been to almost all the hottest sporting events this year and even name drops college football and basketball stars Johnny Manziel and Andrew Wiggins in his new single, “Draft Day.”
He was even called upon to help pump up the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team before their big national championship game against University of Connecticut. But we all know how that ended up.
Drake appreciated the ESPY’s pick for this year’s ceremony.
“Honored to be this year’s @ESPYS host @espn 7.16.2014 #ESPYS #NWTS,” he tweeted on Wednesday.