Butler was cut off during post-game speech after mentioning politics
Drake and Win Butler led Team Canada to victory at last night’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
The annual basketball fixture saw a Canadian team, coached by the rapper, beat Team USA led by comedian Kevin Hart.
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was awarded Most Valuable Player after scoring 15 points and grabbing 14 rebounds during the game. It’s the second year in a row in which Butler has played on the winning side.
Butler was cut off during his victory speech after talking about the US elections and the Canadian health care system.
“I just wanna say it’s an election year in the U.S., and the U.S. has a lot it can learn from Canada— health care, taking care of people,” he said.
Win’s brother, Will Butler, later tweeted about the incident, writing: “I feel like when Team Canada beats Team USA they should be able to taunt the losers about universal health care”.
Drake, never missing an opportunity to make a joke at Meek Mill’s expense, alluded to his beef with the Philadelphia rapper before the game by telling Hart that it’s been ‘rough year for his city’. Hart is also from Philadelphia.
The Toronto rapper was also awarded the keys to his home town by Mayor John Tory in a ceremony prior to the game.