Drake readies ESPYS skit devoted to WNBA’s Diggins – Yahoo Sports
The uber-smooth crooner’s social media action is endlessly entertaining, with videos in which he and his band cover other people’s hit songs at the request of fans. (His baby son Noah, 11 months, makes some adorable cameos, too.) PHOTOS: Stars in concert Recent jam sessions have featured Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” The Everly Brothers’ “Let It Be Me,” and ‘N Sync’s “Tearin’ Up My Heart” — the latter of which was requested by an actual member of the mega-successful boy band, Joey Fatone. Michael Buble sings and dances with his son to ‘N Sync’s “Tearin’ Up My Heart” — at the request of Joey Fatone himself! Credit: FOX via Getty Images; Vivien Killilea/Getty Images “This is awesome. @realjoeyfatone requested a song from *NSYNC,” Buble, 38, captioned the July 10 clip, which shows him rocking out to the 1998 hit song with his band and his cute-as-a-button little boy. (The Grammy winner and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, welcomed Noah in late August 2013.) PHOTOS: Celebs’ best throwback pictures and posts “Here ya go bud! ‘Tearin’ Up My Heart,'” he added. “Let’s pass it along to the other fellas of #NSYNC while we are at it. @justintimberlake @lancebass #jcchasez #chriskirkpatrick” Buble is currently on his North American To Be Loved tour. In September, he’ll head down to South America, and then on to Europe — which means plenty more backstage videos to come!
One of them could be the rapper’s online infatuation, WNBA player Skylar Diggins . She isn’t nominated for Wednesday’s show, which attracts a who’s who of athletes to the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Drake has yet to meet Diggins, who plays for the Tulsa Shock and dates former Notre Dame football player Daniel Smith. He hasn’t taken too kindly to Drake’s Instagram posts of Diggins, with Smith posting his own photo of himself with her. ”I’m sure it will be extremely awkward when I do,” Drake said Friday, discussing a possible encounter with Diggins. ”I guess if she manages to http://www.ghape.org show up, I probably owe her an apology. It’s all been in good spirits.” Lil’ Wayne, who is teaming with Drake on an upcoming tour, also has admired Diggins. Drake is preparing a mix of music and comedy, including impressions and pre-taped skits, for the ESPYs, which honor the year’s best athletes and sports moments. He has got a skit devoted to his fascination with Diggins lined up. ”I don’t know if she’ll be able to take it,” he said on a conference call discussing the show.
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