Chance The Rapper to Honor Muhammad Ali at 2016 ESPYs
Chano took to Twitter on Tuesday night (July 12) to make the announcement. He typed, "I am honored to say I will be a part of a special tribute to the great Muhammad Ali at tomorrow nights #ESPYS." The legendary boxer died on June 3 in Scottdale, Ariz. at the age of 74.
Last year, Drake hosted the ESPY Awards in hilarious fashion. The Toronto rapper and Raptors team ambassador had the crowd laughing from the opening monologue. He roasted Russell Westbrook ("I’ve been to Seattle, their fans are incredible. If CenturyLink Field was any louder, Russell Westbrook would be wearing it. You’ve had some terrible outfits in your life, man, terrible") and Donald Sterling ("We’re just a couple hundred yards from Staples Center, which also happens to be as close as Donald Sterling’s about to get"), among others.
The ESPYs recognize the best individual and team achievements in sports over the past calendar year. The event has been around since 1993, and it always takes place the day after the MLB All-Star Game - the only day of the year with no action in any of the four major professional sports.
You can view Chance's tweet above. In other Chance news, check out his recent guest appearance on fellow Chi-town artist Jamila Woods' "LSD." Keep it locked to XXL for more music and news from Chance The Rapper.
The ESPYs air tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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