Drake has been impressing all the right people after hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live earlier this year. His incredible range of skills caught the eye of some execs at ESPN who then picked 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 sports crazy this year appearing at numerous games and even name dropping college football and basketball stars Johnny Manziel and Andrew Wiggins in his new single, “Draft Day.”
The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team even asked Drake to come into their locker room and get them hype for the national championship game versus University of Connecticut. The Kentucky team fell short of their goal though as they fell to UConn.
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.