"Honorable Mention" & "Side Pieces" - Drake at The ESPYS July 16, 2014 [YouTube Video + Lyrics]

Todd Levy

by Todd Levy

Published July 17, 2014

Drake hosted the ESPYS last night, and performed two new, hilarious, sports-themed songs, "Honorable Mention," "Side Pieces," and "Worst Behavior." In "Honorable Mention," a song dedicated to "the number 2s, the runner-ups, the Dan Marinos," Drake name-checked Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Lolo Jones, California Chrome, Nick Young & Iggy Azalea, Collin Kaepernick, Danica Patrick, the U.S. Men's Soccer team, and the Brazil Men's Soccer Team. He also called out Macklemore, when he sang, "Real talent doesn't always win championships, like real talent doesn't always win Grammys," as a picture of Macklemore holding Grammys came on the screen.

"Side Pieces" is an ode to athletes' mistresses, or as Drake says, "the real glue that keeps the sports world together." To assist him with the tribute, Drake brought out R&B legend Brian McKnight. The song had the crowd cracking up, and it's fun to imagine unfaithful people in the audience sweating in their seats. As Drake said, "I tell her you're just a friend / A lot of these guys are dying for this song to end." The performance is a must-watch if you're a fan of Drake, sports, or comedy.

Drake recently announced his next album will be called Views From The 6. The release date has yet to be revealed.

For all of Drake's music, news, and videos check out his Zumic artist page.

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