Would You Like a Monologue: Drake Will Host the ESPYs This July

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Drake sitting courtside at the Toronto Raptors' "Drake Night" game against the Brooklyn Nets (Ron Turenne/Getty Images)

Drake sitting courtside at the Toronto Raptors’ “Drake Night” game against the Brooklyn Nets (Ron Turenne/Getty Images)

By Kevin Rutherford

Get ready to honor some sportsball with Drake — the rapper is coming to the ESPYs.

In a tweet from the rapper, he announced he’ll be the host at this year’s ESPYs, a sports award ceremony tendered yearly by ESPN. He tweeted that he was “honored” to accept the spot at the helm of this year’s awards.

Drake should be no stranger to many diehard sports fans; aside from his music, it’s been well-publicized that the rapper is a huge fan of his hometown Toronto Raptors (more like Rappers, amirite? Nah?), particularly as the franchise’s global ambassador as appointed at the beginning of this regular season.

In turn, the Raptors even hosted a Drake Night last January, during which attendees received a limited edition Drake Night shirt, a performance from OVO signee Future the Prince and player introduction from Drizzy himself. For what it’s worth, Toronto won the game by 16 points over the Brooklyn Nets. Thank him later.

Related: Hear Drake’s New Track ‘Days in the East’

The ESPYs will be held July 16 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The telecast will air 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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