Rapper delivered a moving tribute to the iconic sportsman and activist at last night's ESPY Awards
Chance The Rapper performed a new song in tribute to Muhammad Ali at the ESPY Awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards) in Los Angeles last night (July 14).
“Ain’t no one prettier, ain’t no one wiser, ain’t no one better,” Chance rapped on the piano-driven track, whose title has yet to be revealed. Watch below.
Professional wrestler and US TV star John Cena, who hosted last night’s ESPY Awards, shared a picture of himself with Chance The Rapper before the ceremony began, telling viewers they could expect “great things from [the rapper] this evening.”
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., is considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxer in history. He remains the only three-time lineal heavyweight champion of the world, taking home the title in 1964, 1974 and 1978.
The athlete famously suffered from Parkinson’s disease which he battled for the last 32 years of his life. He died in Phoenix, Arizona on June 3 shortly after being admitted to hospital with respiratory problems. He was 74 years old and is survived by wife Yolanda, whom he married in 1986, and nine children.