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Drake Becomes Global Ambassador For The Toronto Raptors

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Canadian rapper Drake can now add consultant and executive to his resume.

The 26-year-old Toronto native has signed with the Toronto Raptors franchise as a consultant to help re-brand the team’s image. The rapper will will help with the struggling NBA team and will serve as a global ambassador.

On Monday morning, Deputy Commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver held a press conference to officially announce that the Raptors will host the 2016 NBA All-Star game. Drake, who was present during the press conference, took a moment to address the media about joining the team.

“I travel the world performing, and everywhere I go, I preach the gospel that is Toronto. I love this city with all my heart and I just want to let you know that I am finally excited to be part of a team that I grew up a die hard fan of. I’m excited for the new vision,” Drake explained.

And with the All-Star game heading to Toronto, Drake will have major influence over the week’s events. “I think that All-Star 2016 is a phenomenal step, something that I dreamed of as a kid. I speak for everybody in this city when I say that I can’t wait for All-Star 2016,” he shared.

The 26-year-old added, “With All-Star coming here, there’s untapped night life, restaurants, culture. There’s so much to soak in. Our goal is in 2016 to truly showcase that, not only for the players, but for everybody … I think it’s going to be a week where everyone leaves and everyone agrees that it’s an incredible event.”

The rapper, who is a Raptors season ticket holder, will also reportedly launch a new clothing line in conjunction with his new position.

 

 

 

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Girl Power Prevails At The 2017 American Music Awards

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Music’s most amazing night went down Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. and we have to say the night was all about the ladies!

That’s right the 45th American Music Awards had some major moments and some major girl power starting with Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

The duo got the show started singing R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”, but it was their solo performances that had fans going nuts.

Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage and had everyone on their feet with a medley of her classic tracks and new single “Love So Soft.”

While Pink took her career to new heights leaping off the side of a building while performing her hit single “Beautiful Trauma.”

Christina Aguilera, paid tribute to Whitney Houston with a commemorative performance for the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

But the #Majah moment of the night had to be Diana Ross. The Motown legend was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and performed some of her greatest hits before accepting the honor.

 

Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

 

 

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