Thursday, 17 July 2014 21:42

Drake: Rapper clowns Manny Pacquiao at 2014 ESPY Awards (Video)

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On Wednesday, July 16th, at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, Floyd Mayweather Jr. received the ESPY Award for "Fighter of the Year 2014", beating out Manny Pacquiao, Andre Ward, Jon Jones, and Ronda Rousy for the distinction.
It was a very enjoyable evening for the best pound for pound fighter on the planet...and not just because he took home the coveted ESPY award.

During the broadcast, the event's master of ceremonies, Canadian recording artist and song writer Drake, pre-recorded a spoof titled "Manny Pacquiao Sings", which mocked the popular fighter's vocal style.


The ESPN segment was a 3 minute long parody that ridiculed the heralded "Fighter of the Decade", showing a characterization of Manny in the studio recording "Let it Go"; a popular tune from the animated feature film "Frozen".

The slick comedy short featured critically acclaimed character actor Gary Cole, portraying the hilarious role of Manny's faux producer.

To his credit, Drake's depiction of the Filipino icon was uncanny.

Although the perpetually active Congressman wasn't in attendance at Wednesday night's presentation, the audience seemed to genuinely enjoy the light-hearted featurette.

It will be interesting to discover Manny's reaction when he finally views the comedic skit upon returning to America in August.

The eight division world champion will be revisiting the United States to promote his recently announced November 22nd bout against newly crowned WBO Junior Welterweight titlist Chris Algieri of Long Island, New York, which is scheduled to take place at "The Venetian" in Macao, China.

Perhaps the sketch was ESPN's humorous stab at the Filipino icon for not facing Floyd Mayweather after years of public demand. Obviously it takes two to make a match within the sport of boxing, but the fight fans have been adamant about placing blame on both fighters for the "dream fight" for not materializing.

Or maybe they actually dislike Manny as a singer. Regardless, it's a very well made parody of the Filipino karaoke singer.
 

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