Watch Drake Duet With Brian McKnight, Sing ‘Let It Go’ & Blow in Lance Stephenson’s Ear at ESPYs
By Shannon Carlin
Last night (July 16), the Views From the 6 rapper pulled out all the stops for the sports awards show. He read love poems about his basketball crush Skylar Duggins, who came out and rebuffed his advances by asking him to stop his craziness. “Crazy might be a little judgmental on your part,” Drake said without missing a beat.
Drake did a parody of his own song “Worst Behaviour” aimed at Donald Sterling and sang a song called “Honorable Mentions” that was for all the losers out there explaining, “real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win GRAMMYs” with a photo of Macklemore popping up on the screen behind him. We all know how Drizzy feels about Macklemore’s Best Rap Album win.
He later brought out Brian McKnight to croon alongside him on a track called “Side Pieces,” about well, you guessed it, side pieces. He even promised to be that for Skylar Duggins as he used a lot of sports metaphors to talk about those girls who will just always be second best.
Drake also did a performance of Frozen juggernaut “Let It Go” as boxer Manny Pacquiao. In a wig and fake goatee, Drake belts out the song in his best Filipino accent. He also manages to make a few pee jokes and a pretty good Floyd Mayweather joke.
“Well, to me, it’s warmer in July so I’m not really worried about the May weather.” Of course you’re not, Manny, of course not.
Drake even made a little time for the “Lance Cam,” which had him blowing in the ear of the former Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson, who himself not-so-sweetly blew in LeBron James’ ear during the Eastern Conference finals.
Drake was very gentle though. He even got Stephenson’s ex teammate, Paul George to get in on the action.