Drake Hosts The 2014 ESPY Awards, Hip Hop Represented Throughout

The 2014 ESPYs featured numerous elements of Hip Hop including Iggy Azalea, Macklemore and more as Drake hosted the event.

The 2014 ESPYs were full of memorable moments. Held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, this year's edition featured Drake as the host, something the Toronto native previously said was a "dream come true."

The following is a recap of The ESPYs most memorable Hip Hop moments:

Drake opened the show with a joke about his famous allegiance to teams and players who win championships. 

At 9:16 pm EST, Drake recreated former Pacers forward Lance Stephenson's infamous ear-blowing of LeBron James by blowing on Lance Stephenson's ear. The two then recreated it again by blowing on his former teammate Paul George's ear.

At 9:30 pm, Chris Brown and Clippers forward Blake Griffin are seen in a skit with Drake as it was recently announced that Brown and Drake recently squashed the beef the two had long had. The skit was called "Drake vs. Blake" and depicted a rivalry between Drake and Griffin. It had previously been reported that the two would be involved in a skit together.

At just after 10 pm, Drake performed a song created for the event called "Honorable Mention" where he poked fun at those who are well-known in the sports world but haven't won a championship. He mentioned Macklemore in the song, exclaiming, "Real talent doesn't always win championships, like real music doesn't always win Grammys," in reference to Macklemore's Grammy wins.

Brian McKnight later joined Drake on stage and accompanied him for a song he called "Side Pieces." After McKnight left the stage, Drake performed a version of his song "Worst Behavior" called "#SterlingNeverLovedUs." The song remixed an interview Clippers owner Donald Sterling did with Anderson Cooper on CNN.

At just before 10:40 pm, Drake was featured in a skit where he dressed up as boxer Manny Pacquiao and tried to record a hit single as Pacquiao.

Before the official awards ceremony started, at around 8:35 pm, Iggy Azalea performed her hit single "Fancy" outside in front of the red carpet and fans. She was accompanied by background singers. Not coincidentally an interview with her boyfriend, Lakers shooting guard Nick Young followed the performance. 

Check out some video clips of what happened last night below:

Below is the full list of winners at the ESPYs announced on television: 

Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Nyjah Huston
Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson
Best Male U.S. Olympic Athlete: Sage Kotsenburg
Best Female College Athlete: Breanna Stewart
Best NBA Player: Kevin Durant
Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova
Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather
Best Breakthrough Athlete: Richard Sherman
Pat Tillman Award For Service: Josh Sweeney
Best Moment: USA vs. Ghana
Best Game: Iron Bowl (Auburn vs. Alabama)
Best Play: Chris Davis
Best Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay
Best Upset: Mercer over Duke in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Best Record-Breaking Performance: Peyton Manning
Arthur Ash Award For Courage: Michael Sam
Best Comeback Athlete: Russell Westbrook
Best Male Athlete: Kevin Durant
Best Team: Seattle Seahawks

The ESPY awards raises more than $1 million annually for The V Foundation, a charitable organization created to promote cancer research. The V Foundation was founded by Jim Valvano, a basketball coach who passed away from cancer in 1993. 

RELATED: Drake Says Hosting The ESPYs Is A Dream Come True



  • Anonymous

    wow nigga really dissed macklemore lmao "Real talent doesn't always win championships, like real music doesn't always win Grammys." With a big ass picture of Macklemore holding a Grammy. Funny thing is he still ain't responded to Kendrick, Jay Z or DMX. But that's none of my business.

    • Anonymous

      the irony,didn't he win a grammy over nas, rick ross, and jcole last year? the grammys are ALWAYS about commercial sales.

    • Anonymous

      Lol yea it's fucked up but you know Macklemore can't reply. You damn well know that if Macklemore ever has legit beef with or disses a black rapper (even a half black rapper), niggas like you will start talking nonsense "Look... Macklemore is a white supremacist. He's a culture vulture who hates black people. See this proves it" LMAO Macklemore just gonna stay in his lane and get his money. I ain't even mad at him.

  • Anonymousa

    iggy azaelia is the most retarded thing ive ever seen yall. eminem did this to us. call him the greatest or whatever but he has been the sole responsile most destructive force in hip hop

  • Anonymous

    "Hip-Hop represented throughout" ....by Iggy and Macklemore? Fuck outta here

  • Peezy

    I think it's adorable that Drake kind of dabbled in the idea of going in on Kendrick for a few weeks before realizing he'd get slaughtered if he dared try. So now he's just gonna go pick on Macklemore instead. Poor butthurt Drake.

  • Anonymous

    Lol no love for best NHL player? Full list my ass

  • Prick James

    Dude said he loves to see Kaepernick flex.

  • Anonymous

    can't front some of that was funny, but he really didn't have to get all suspect during his performances

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I can't front Drake def. did better than I expected.

  • the doc

    drake killed it..was impressed, seems like a chill dude.. Yall stay hatin but yall are wack anyway ha..ha..haa

  • Anonymous

    Drake likes to lick butthole

  • Anonymous

    Macklemore won't respond. He'll tell the world how insults hurt feelings and we should stop being bullies and all eat granola and the media will cheer him for being so 'Brave' and give him another grammy. You know your a pussy when even Drake is calling you out.

    • Anonymous

      Nah... Drake is pissed he didn't win the grammy, and Mac thought Kendrick deserved it instead of him. He even said he wanted a text from Mac saying sorry for him not winning. I don't think Mac should've won, but he isn't a terrible artist, and is better than all this 2 Chainz, Rich Homie quan shit

    • Anonymous

      Drake's the real pussy for that weak ass diss. You know what's ironic about your statement? You talking about Macklemore not responding to Drake's diss, yet Drake never responded to anyone dissing him.

    • Ryan Lewis

      Leave him alone! He's a human just like me and you!

  • Anonymous

    2013 Grammys* not 2012. Sorry!!!

  • Oh snap

    Drake's "diss" was stupid. He won best rap album for Take Care at the 2012 Grammys. So that means Drake himself doesn't make "real music." He put his foot in his mouth and sounded like a bitter bitch.

    • Anonymous

      Everyone understood that he was butthurt by Macklemore's win.

    • Anonymous

      oh ok. I misheard the quote. Salute!

    • Anonymous

      He said real talent doesn't ALWAYS win Grammy's. The only reason you think he put his foot in his mouth is because your choosing to remember the statement without that pivotal word included. Everybody else understands what he meant.

  • Champagne Papi Life

    Drake killed it last night. That sketch with Blake Griffin and Chris Brown was classic! Drizzy stays winning, while haters keep hating. At least 12 emcees have recorded freestyles over 0 to 100 since Drake finished hosting the ESPYS.

    • Anonymous

      pussy nigga. there about 100 freestyless over james brown "it's a man's world." so what does that mean? it's hip hop culture. besides, the jewish faggot always has good production.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong, groupie.

  • Anonymous

    He killed it when he put that picture of Macklemore up when he said "Real talent doesn't always win grammys" I don't even fuck with Drake like that but that was funny M

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  • No Hater

    Cant believe this no talented hack homosexual hosted the ESPYS. The world is coming to an end. No Hater.

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  • Anonymous

    Nick Young, you could play for my team, date trashy ho's but don't you ever bring them to the Staples Center

  • Anonymous

    drake is hip hop now?

  • yung niggy

    Drake runs rap. You know why this nigga was asked to host such a big event? Because his shit sells! Slick flow and rhymes with relatable subject matter - none of that "I'm a gangsta, I'll shoot you with my MAC 10" BS. Drake realest rapper alive.

  • Anonymous

    Dude seems butthurt after losing the Grammy to Macklemore.

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