With Drake set to host the upcoming 2014 ESPYS, he did a little press this week to talk about the big night.
During a media conference call, Complex asked the rap star if Cleveland is now his favorite sports city, following LeBron James’ return to the Cavs, the addition of #1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins, and Johnny Manziel being drafted by the Browns.
Drizzy took the opportunity to address the perception that he’s a bandwagon sports fan, being that he’s seen supporting countless sports teams and players.
“Well, first of all, I’d like to say that despite what everyone on the Internet thinks, I do not team jump. In the past I’ve always supported the player and not the institution—unless we’re talking about the Kentucky Wildcats and the Toronto Raptors; I will never stray from them. But whether it comes to soccer or football or basketball, I have a lot of friends that play for a lot of teams. I’m not team jumping. I’m a supportive friend.”
“Of course, I’m gonna go watch games in Cleveland. If not for LeBron—who I said is a brother to me, we’ve got three kids from Toronto on one team, plus Manziel who is part of our family and our brother. I definitely have to look into some real estate in Cleveland and spend some months of the year out there. Like I said, my teams will always forever be who they are but I will support the group who has shifted to Cleveland.”
“For Cleveland, a place that I’ve been to time and time again when I’ve been to touring, it’s gonna be great for them, I’d love to see them grow.”