Canadian rapper Drake will host the 2014 ESPY Awards

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Drake will be jumping into the role of Sports Awards host at the 2014 ESPY ceremony.

The ESPY Awards recount the best sports moments of the year. This won’t be Drake’s first appearance as a TV host, however. He previously hosted the 2011 Juno Awards in Canada and appeared as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live, according to the Associated Press.

The 27-year-old Canadian rapper is affiliated with the NBA's Toronto Raptors. He is a global ambassador with the team, according to The Wire. Drake announced on Twitter that he is “honored to be this year’s Epsy host.”

Image via Twitter from Drake

Drake played a basketball player on Degrassi: The Next Generation before becoming known on the music scene with his single “Best I Ever Had.” His albums include Thank Me Later, Take Care and most recently, Nothing Was the Same.

The awards show will be held July 16 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. It will be broadcast live on ESPN.



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