Drake & ESPYs Diss Donald Sterling For Racism In Performance — Watch

Wed, July 16, 2014 11:02pm EDT by 8 Comments 26,063 Article Views

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 DurantMacklemore, 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

More ESPY Awards Coverage:

  1. ESPY Awards Live Stream — Watch The 2014 Show Online
  2. ESPY Winners 2014 — Full List: Nyjah Huston & More
  3. Chris Brown & Drake: We Can’t Wait To See Your ESPY Awards Skit

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mrbenatz

Posted at 12:35 AM on July 18, 2014  

Drake went on. “Sherman’s my guy! Like, he’s so entertaining! Richard Sherman pissed off more white people this year than a crowded parking lot at Whole Foods. (They hate when they can’t get their almond milk, you know what I’m saying?)

So what if it was a white comedian that said black people hate it when they can’t get their fried chicken and watermelon, you know what I’m sayin? Drake is a racist POS.

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marcusriley

Posted at 12:50 AM on July 18, 2014  

Dude, do you even understand the history of American racism and how watermelons were used in negative portrayals of black people? It goes back a century, and was even prevalent in racist attack ads against Obama. If you understood that (Google it), then you wouldn’t make silly comparisons to almond milk, you know what I’m sayin?

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Tarrah

Posted at 3:05 PM on July 17, 2014  

Drake is amazing. Everyone forgets he was an actor before his music took off. It was all for laughs & I think he did great

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R. Fitzpatrick

Posted at 12:51 PM on July 17, 2014  

I’m sure Drake has never made a racist remark of any kind?

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marcusriley

Posted at 12:52 AM on July 18, 2014  

So you’re defending Donald Sterling? Congrats, nice side of the fence to be on..

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bill rocker

Posted at 1:04 AM on July 17, 2014  

Since Drake can’t write anything REALLY funny he resorted to being raunchy at the ESPYs. All that supposed fame (I hadn’t heard of him for some reason…maybe because he cant write anything REALLY funny). He could only get a laugh by making people feel awkward. What was really awkward was nobody laughingn The joke about ‘only takes one to get through’ was it for me. Its just not funny Drake! T.V. off. Ahhhhhhh, yes. The good old ‘turn off the trash’ button.

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marcus

Posted at 5:38 PM on July 17, 2014  

Right Bill, you’ve never heard of one of the highest-grossing entertainers in the industry right now and we’re supposed to trust your opinions on popular culture? Hosting an event of that magnitude over several hours is hardly an easy job, and he crushed it. The skits were excellent and he showed a lot of range, along with an ability to be self-deprecating. (BTW, hosts, comedians etc., really write their own content, they have actual writers).

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Sarah

Posted at 12:07 AM on July 17, 2014  

Drakes performance was GREAT!!! He is the best in everything and I love him.

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