By Kevin Rutherford
After being seen hanging out in a California studio last week, Chris Brown and Drake took their thawing relationship to the next level: by appearing in a sketch at the ESPYs together.
Drake hosted the 2014 ESPYs for ESPN Wednesday night (July 16) and, along with helping give out some of the evening’s big awards, flexed his acting chops in content both live and pre-recorded, including one segment also starring basketball star Blake Griffin.
In the clip, the duo — Blake and Drake — fend for the distinction of having their name before the other in a movie title in which they’re about to star. What follows is a series of pranks and one-upping the other, including one instance when Drake is found under the knife to remove his appendix and Griffin is revealed to be the doctor.
“Oh, my god, you’re the surgeon?” the rapper asks when Griffin takes off his mask.
“Oh, I’m not the surgeon,” Griffin responds, pointing to his right. “He is.”
Turns out it’s Brown, who along with Griffin puts Drake under anesthesia. It’d be a particularly alarming sight given the duo’s past history, had both not been seen in the studio together last week, prompting rumors of a possible collaboration.
Watch the full video here.
In addition to the skit, Drake performed the song “Honorable Mention” at the ceremony, as well as the tune “Side Pieces” featuring Brian McKnight.