Drake Says He Looks Up To Jamie Foxx "In Every Aspect Of Life"

posted Thursday April 10 ,2014 at 10:34AM CDT | 19 comments

Drake Says He Looks Up To Jamie Foxx

Drake explains why he decided to host the ESPYS.

Drake's choice to host the annual ESPYS this year may have come as a surprise to some, but the rapper says it's been a longstanding dream, at least in part thanks to actor-singer-comedian-host Jamie Foxx. 

"It's been a dream of mine for a long time," Drake says in an interview with ESPN. "I watched a guy that I look up to in every aspect of life, Jamie Foxx, do it. 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 and here I am." 

The Toronto emcee also says he has plans for an ESPYS to remember. 

"The key is to be memorable, of course, especially in this age with everything going viral," Drake says.

In yesterday's announcement of the hosting duty, Drake also expressed his excitement for the event.

“This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions—sports and performing,” Drake said in a press release.


 

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  • Anonymous
    LMAAAOOO LMAAAOOO!!! HE'S ADMITTING HE'S GAY!!! IN EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE!!! LMAO!! WOWWW!! WOOOOOOWWWWW!!!
  • Fuck Toronto/Wherever Jamie Foxx Comes From
    Nothing to see here folks, just a bitch nigga looking up to another bitch nigga.
    • Anonymous
      come down to Jane and Finch and try to fuck Toronto .. see how far you get
    • Come on
      Come down to Scarborough Morningside and talk that shit, I guarantee it'll be the last stop you make.
  • Z
    No surprise here...just two clown ass motherfuckas
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  • such an emotional lame rich boy
    Drake looks up to everyone cause he's always on his knees sucking dick
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    $97/hr pavivdv by Google, I am making a good salary from home $5500-$7000/week , which is amazing, under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it's my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone, Here is I started,,, ========================== WWW.ZEEJOB.COM ==========================
  • Anonymous
    ya'll do know Jamie foxx is a closet homosexual right? ask Kat Wiliams... I'm not making any assumptions Im just sayin
    • t
      You're a faggot
    • The_What
      i wonder if drake dresses like Jamie's old in living color character WANDA? lol
  • Common
    still so sweet
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  • Anonymous
    Jamie Foxx is so annoying.
  • Anonymous
    wow no wonder why he has bitchmade tendencies CTFU what a lame.
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  • lo
    this guy is the biggest dickrider in the history of celebs
  • Anonymous
    damn this dude wax his eyebrows like johnny gay