Drake as Manny Pacquiao Singing Let It Go in ESPY Awards Skit (+Video)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
July 16, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Drake was the host of the 2014 ESPY Awards, and he was featured in a skit pretending to be boxer Manny Pacquiao.

The video included Drake singing lyrics from the song “Let It Go.”

“It’s like a metaphor like the world is so cold but everybody is still so happy,” Drake/Manny said.

“I used that as motivation in my life.”

“You worried about Mayweather?” his manager asks.

“Well, really, it’s warmer in July, so I’m not really worried about Mayweather,” Drake/Manny says.


“Was it good?” Drake/Manny asks after he sings the song.

“I love my family, I love the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao,” Drake/Manny concluded.

Check out the full nominees list below.

The ESPYs were held in Los Angeles on July 16.

Check out the winners below. Winners in bold.

Best Male Athlete

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Floyd Mayweather, Boxer

Best Female Athlete

Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
Ronda Rousey, UFC
Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing
Breanna Stewart, UConn Basketball

Best Moment

Mariano Rivera’s final game, MLB
USA defeats Ghana, World Cup soccer
Kevin Durant MVP acceptance speech, NBA

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Best Record-Breaking Performance

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

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Best Team

Boston Red Sox
Los Angeles Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Seattle Seahawks
Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Florida State Football

Best Comeback Athlete

Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Dominic Moore, New York Rangers
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Best Breakthrough Athlete

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Damian Lillard, Portland Trailblazers
Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

Best Championship Performance

Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion
Kawhi Leonard, NBA Finals MVP
Shabazz Napier, NCAA Tournament MOP
David Ortiz, World Series MVP

Best Game Winner

Auburn vs Alabama, Iron Bowl
Colts vs Chiefs, Wild-Card Game
Rangers vs Kings, Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

Best Upset

UConn wins NCAA Title, Men’s NCAA Basketball
Mercer over Duke, Men’s NCAA Basketball
Weidman over Silva, UFC 162

Best NFL Player

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahwaks

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.