The boy from Toronto is set to lead the proceedings for ESPN’s annual award show this summer.
Drake has been named the host of the 2014 ESPY Awards, which will take place July 16 at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. Drizzy made the official announcement earlier this morning on Twitter.
— Drizzy (@Drake) April 9, 2014
From Rolling Stone:
“This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions—sports and performing,” said the rapper in a statement.
“Drake is an unbelievably talented entertainer who truly has a passion for sports. We are thrilled to have him to host this year’s show,” said Connor Schell, vice president, ESPN Films and Original Entertainment, in a statement.