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Drake

'SNL' Hosting Gig

Led to Espys Job

4/9/2014 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Drake Hosting ESPYs

"SNL" paid off big time for Drake ... because his hosting work on the show earlier this season helped him lock up the job to host the ESPYS this year ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources connected to the situation tell us ... Drake was extremely passionate about hosting the awards show -- and during talks with producers, he pointed to his widely praised performance on "Saturday Night Live" as proof he could get the job done well. 



Drake also made sure producers knew about two other highly regarded hosting jobs he had in the past -- including the 2011 Juno Awards in Canada. 

Ultimately, producers saw things Drake's way and offered him the job -- and we're told Drake is fired up and taking it very seriously. 

In fact, we're told he's already rehearsing for the July event -- and plans to spend several days every week preparing for the show. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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1.

Stiletto    

I dunno...is that enough time for him to learn to read something other than graffiti, ebonic's and gang signs?

108 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Drake looks like the female Blue Ivy

108 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Good for him. People have been making fun of him being a huge sports fan lately. I guess he wins again.

108 days ago
4.

nukeeseballipari    

Way to go Aubrey

108 days ago
5.

Ozzie X    

Where is his chin?

108 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

Yay

108 days ago
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Thizz √$    

Thanks Canada ! For nothing!

108 days ago
8.

Valdemar    

..what IS it with this douchebag's CONSTANT and EXACT unshaven to the 'nth degree look that gives him a MAGOO MOUTH appearance ala Homer Simpson? you know, the 'smear vaseline on my face and then rub some coffee grounds on in cuz I wanna be dressed like a hobo' halloween outfit that little kids wear. He looks more and MORE like a drunk, unshaven Homer Simpson EVERY DAY. D O U C H E B A G.

108 days ago
9.

OH NO!    

**** Drake. Dumb ****ing clown, piece of ****.

108 days ago
10.

QueenB    

I like him

108 days ago
11.

Just Steve    

I could fit 3 basketballs in drakes mouth. Might even throw the goal in there too

108 days ago
12.

iamking1981    

Thought that job only goes out to comedians with a knowlegde of sports

108 days ago
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H8Kardash    

That and the fact that hes chugged more nba co ck than kim kardashian probably helped him

108 days ago
14.

Lee    

Canada strikes again.

108 days ago
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Gretel    

I really hate your pimping hits "click here ... it's not over yet" You either tell me the story or you don't. I'm not doing you the favor of another hit.

108 days ago
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