Drake‘s opening monologue as the ESPYS host didn’t quite roll over well with everyone but then he came out and performed a series of original songs that surely got people talking.
The first one was called “Honorable Mention”, an ode to second place finishers. The song took a shot at Macklemore winning the Best Rap album Grammy with the lyrics.
“KD I know you hear me, I know you understand
Real talent doesn’t always win championships, like real music doesn’t always win Grammys but we’re okay
Honorable mention works for me and you”
A picture of Macklemore holding up his Grammy was shown on the projector. Drake’s (Nothing Was The Same) was also up for the award but lost along with Kanye West (Yeezus), Jay Z (Magna Carta Holy Grail), and Kendrick Lamar (Good Kid, M.A.A.D City).
He also called Lakers guard Nick Young and his rapper girlfriend Iggy Azalea a “a poor man’s Jay and Bey”.
He also joked on Michal Crabtree:
“Kaepernick I love to see you flex
It’s just a damn shame that Michael Crabtree can’t catch”
Obviously referring to the NFC Championship game where Richard Sherman tipped what would have been a game-winning catch for Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers.
Good stuff Drake.
– Shaina Auxilly (@Shay_Marie)