Drake Hosts, Nicki MInaj Performs At 2017 NBA Awards

blame it on Meka June 26, 2017

Following the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles, the NBA held its first-ever eponymous awards show in New York tonight (June 26th). Drake was the master of ceremonies, and he tried to duplicate his ESPYs gig in 2014 with an array of jokes, sketches and more.

Things started well enough, as his opening montage where he cracked on everyone from LeBron James and Draymond Green to the Brooklyn Nets and even himself:

But the multiple, multiple skits and jokes throughout the show (which included a parody of Get Out, Will Ferrell, and Shaq deejaying)? Eh…

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Nicki Minaj was the lone performer, and she was joined by 2 Chainz to do “Realize.” The irony that she performed her Remy Ma diss after Remy dissed her while accepting the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, thus snapping Nicki’s own seven-year streak, is not lost upon us.