Photo of Drake hosting 2014 ESPYs, by Kevin Winter

Drake is producing and hosting the first-ever NBA Awards later this year, he revealed Thursday.

The rapper-actor shared the news during an interview on University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari's Cal Cast podcast. Nodding to his 2014 stint hosting the ESPY Awards, Drake said he anticipated having a similar freedom in helming the forthcoming trophy show.

"I don't even know if I'm allowed to say this," Drake said before giving Coach Cal the scoop. "We'll find out."

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During the podcast, Drizzy added a few more details about his upcoming More Life project, clarifying that it's not quite a mixtape but rather a collaborative playlist with Apple Music, meant to serve as a "bridge" between his full-length records and "keep people excited ... let them know I’m still hungry."

Elsewhere in the podcast, Drake admitted he would like to get back into acting. And he also said he imagines later in his career hosting a Johnny Carson-like, "sexy late-night" show. He said he just wants to "put on amazing suits every night" and "sit with a glass of wine and laugh with people I've spent years with in the industry or just friends of mine ... Hopefully I'll get there."

Hear the full interview below.

 

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