If you didn’t already know, professional soccer player Jermaine Defoe made a transfer switch from Tottenham Hotspur F.C. to Toronto FC in the January transfer window a few months ago.
In January, Drakespoke on influencing Jermain with a phone call to make this team switch and earlier this month, Defoe confirmed to George Stroumboulopoulos on his Canadian talk show that the phone call did in fact help him make up his decision to go and play soccer in a different country.
You can watch Jermaine Defoe discuss the Drizzy phone call with George after the jump below!
Before the Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA game last night in Canada, Drake spoke with the media to answer their press questions and showed off his custom-made Raptors suit.
During the interview, Drizzy talked about “Drake Night“, being the Global Ambassador of the Toronto Raptors, his influence on Jermain Defoe moving from Tottenham Hotspur to Toronto FC, changing the colors of the Raptors kit to the OVO colors black and gold, if he got any advice from Jay-Z with his involvement with the Brooklyn Nets, being nominated for five GRAMMY awards, and more.
Last week, Drake was a special guest on ESPN’s “Highly Questionable“ TV show to chat with Dan Le Batard, Bomani Jones, and Gonzalo Le Batard.
Above, Drizzy talks about what it was like recording his Nothing Was The Same album in Marvin’s Room (Marvin Gaye’s studio), if he ever regrets getting too personal in his music, the story of being rejected access to Miami Heat’s locker room after the NBA Finals, and something that we don’t already know about LeBron James and Johnny Manziel.
In related news, you can watch Drizzy Drake speak to ESPN FC after the jump below about how he got into football/soccer, hanging around with professional players, and more all while playing a game of FIFA 14.
Earlier this week, Drake went on a promo run around New York City promoting his Nothing Was The Same album and the FIFA 14 video game. In the clip above, you can watch Drizzy talking to fans, playing soccer/football with them out on the field as well as on a console, and handing out free copies of FIFA 14.
Drizzy Drake also attended the FIFA 14 launch party at the Union Square Ballroom were he played professional soccer player Tim Cahill in a game of FIFA. In the end, he lost 3-2 to Cahill, but it was still a close game!
You can watch a 10 minute recap from Drake and Tim‘s FIFA 14 match below.
Before playing professional football/soccer player Tim Cahill in a game of FIFA 14 on September 23rd in New York City, Drake chopped it up with Maxim for an interview.
Drizzy spoke about Tim Cahill, playing the video game FIFA, which soccer team he supports, his Nothing Was The Same album, writing songs for other music artists, acting, and more. He also said mentioned that Mario Balotelli is the “2Pac of soccer”.
You can read their full interview after the jump below!
In the video above, you can watch Drake chat about his love for FIFA and the developers behind the game at Electronic Arts’ 2013 E3 press conference in Los Angeles, California. Drizzy also introduces the upcoming FIFA 14 game before leaving the stage.
If you didn’t already know, Drizzy Drake and Lil Wayne appeared in the FIFA 12 commercial back in 2012!
It’s great to see Drake is a fan of Football, or Soccer as you may call it. In this post, you can view some photos of Drizzy having a kick around with the Chelsea FC squad and a video of him talking to ChelseaTV after their game with Benfica earlier in the week at Stamford Bridge. Didier Drogba joins Drake during his interview and Drizzy calls Drogba his favourite player in the world.