Drake was definitely busy on July 16! He took the stage at the ESPYs to not only host, but also perform three original songs — that threw out a ton of disses. One of the main ones was his last song, titled “#SterlingNeverLovedUs.”
If anyone knows how to throw (hilarious) shade around, it’s Drake! When he took a break from hosting at the 2014 ESPY Awards to hit the mic, he dissed many, but the biggest was LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was banned from the league after he was caught making racist comments to his girlfriend.
Drake’s Performance At ESPY Awards
“#SterlingNeverLovedUs” was Drake’s last song he performed, which began with a picture of Donald’s girlfriend, “the side piece of the year: the elegant, the beautiful, the discreet,” V. Stiviano. Drake walked off stage during the performance, which was those four words, mixed in with Drake’s hit, “Worst Behavior.”
He started it with saying it was inspired by V. and then the hashtag came on stage, while he ran out. It was actually pretty hysterical. It wasn’t the first time Drake dissed him either.
“We’re just a couple hundred yards from Staples Center, which also happens to be as close as Donald Sterling’s allowed to get,” the host said during his opening monologue.
Drake also performed two other original songs — first “Honorable Mention” when he called out everyone who had lost over the year (the number twos or “the Dan Marino’s” as he called it). He dissed everyone from Kevin Durant, Macklemore, and Colin Kaepernick, and Danica Patrick. (And, yes we caught that “we’re going home” quote!)
Then he went to “Side Pieces,” when he joked that most of the athletes there probably had girls on the side when they traveled! Brian McKnight even joined him on stage! Oh, and we saw Lil Wayne sitting with Christina Milian in the audience.
Drake’s Next Album Revealed
Alright, so when it comes to Drake’s actual music career, he’s working on his fourth album — maybe they’ll be on there, since he shouted out to Young Money at the end! He recently revealed that his fourth album will be called, Views From The 6, which we can assume will be a tribute to Toronto where he’s from. However, we’re not sure he’s started working on it yet.
He headed into the studio with Chris Brown on July 11, so we know that they’re working together on something. Who knows whose album it will be on, though! It doesn’t matter if it causes any drama, either — because he’s all about the music.
So, HollywoodLifers — did you love his performance as much as we did at the 2014 ESPYs? Do you think it was funny? Did you think it was over the top?
— Emily Longeretta