On Wednesday, it was confirmed that Drake will be hosting the 2014 ESPY Awards and according to the rapper, he is more than thrilled.
“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time,” Drizzy said during ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday night. “I watched a guy that I look up to in every aspect of life, Jamie Foxx, do it and I always say if I can follow in his footsteps that’ll be a great career for me, so I was blessed with the opportunity to do it. SNL gave me the confidence to do it.”
This won’t be the 27-year-old’s first rodeo in the hosting ring. Not only did the rapper get his start working on Canadian drama, Degrassi, but he also took on SNL as host in January. The “Draft Day” rapper also hosted Canada’s 2011 Juno Awards.
“We’re a few months out but the key is to be memorable, of course, especially in this age with the Internet and everything going viral,” he said in reference to Ellen DeGeneres’ viral selfie from this years Oscars.
The ESPYs will be held July 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live.