News

Rapper Drake to host ESPY Awards

Rapper Drake to host ESPY Awards

DRAKE:Drake attends the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 9. Photo: Associated Press/Danny Moloshok

Sports-crazed rapper Drake has landed a new job as the host of the 2014 ESPY Awards.

The “Started from the Bottom” hitmaker, who serves as a global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors basketball team, will emcee the sports awards event on July 16 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Announcing the new gig on Twitter.com, the Canadian star writes, “Honored to be this year’s @ESPYS host @espn 7.16.2014…”

An ESPY representative adds, “Started from the bottom, now … @Drake’s HOSTING THE 2014 ESPYS! RT (re-tweet) if you’re excited to see him take the stage.”

Drake is not the first musician to moderate the awards show – Justin Timberlake served as a host in 2008 and Jamie Foxx presented in 2003 and 2004.

Latest Stories

in National

Supreme Court set to hear second major Obamacare challenge

obamacare

The court will consider a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure's implementation.

in Viral Videos

‘Fifty Shades of Wayne’ replaces Christian Grey with Batman

22-overlay

We think the Dark Knight should be cast in the sequel.

in Sports

Daughter gets her wish: Daddy is traded to the Wild

leopold

The Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild after a plea from his daughter goes viral.