After hosting SNL in January, Drake is feeling confident about hosting the ESPYs, but he also wants to clear up a rumor that he betrayed the Kentucky Wildcats by wearing a UConn shirt after his team lost in the NCAA finals.
The YMCMB rapper appeared on ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” Wednesday night, where he didn’t waste any time addressing the photo that circulated after the finals.
“I took a picture with Rip Hamilton, he was wearing a UConn shirt and I was wearing a James Young logo Kentucky shirt, but the James Young logo looks like a ’U,'” he explained. “So just understand I was not wearing a UConn shirt. I am about the institutions when it comes to college, so I support my Wildcats.”
Is that so hard to believe, after seeing that sad photo of “Poor Drake” in the crowd when the Wildcats lost?
That was a tough game for him, but he has plenty to look forward to, like hosting the annual ESPYs in July.
“It’s been a dream of mine for a long time,” he explained. “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.”
Hosting an awards show isn’t the easiest task, but Drake doesn’t seem to be too worried about it. During her hosting gig at the Oscars, Ellen made the Internet go crazy by taking the selfie of the year, and the Toronto rapper knows what he has to do.
“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.