Lil Wayne and H.E.R Set to Glamorize ESPY Awards 2023, As WGA Strike Leaves It Without a Host

Published 07/11/2023, 10:30 PM EDT

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In anticipation of its grand unveiling on the eve of July 12th, the ESPY Awards stand tall, all set to illuminate the illustrious gathering of esteemed athletes and renowned luminaries. Celebrating remarkable triumphs and superlative prowess of sporting excellence, amidst the splendid pageantry, attendees shall relish the opportunity to bask in the reverie of indelible moments. And a riveting cascade of captivating musical performances is to add an extra dimension of excitement to the tapestry of this momentous affair.

Boasting a stellar lineup of musical performances, including the Grammy and Academy Award winner, H.E.R, as well as the incomparable artistry of Lil Wayne, this ceremony is all set to elevate the already glamorous ambiance to unprecedented heights.

Lil Wayne and H.E.R all set to stun the audience at ESPY

As the date of July 12th approaches, the ESPY Awards prepares to unfold without a traditional host, yet reserving its platform to honor and celebrate an array of athletic luminaries for their remarkable achievements within the realm of sports. Taking place in the illustrious Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, this captivating spectacle shall come alive, accompanied by mesmerizing musical performances that promise to captivate the audience.

Opening the show with his undeniable talent, the acclaimed rapper and five-time Grammy winner, Lil Wayne, shall grace the stage. As per Awful Announcing, the incomparable H.E.R shall enchant the audience with a captivating rendition of her latest single, ‘The Journey.’ H.E.R’s performance will serve as an evocative tribute. It will pay homage to the illustrious 30th anniversary of the V Foundation, while also commemorating the iconic words spoken by Jim Valvano during his unforgettable speech in 1993.

Despite all the highlight performances, in almost three years, ESPY awards are to go host-less. Here is the reason why.

Why ESPY has no host for this season

The ongoing writers strike orchestrated by the WGA has cast a shadow of disruption upon numerous ventures. Netflix seems to be cancelling shows as a result of the WGA strike. Unfortunately, the ESPYs have not escaped unscathed. This esteemed event, which has witnessed the inclusion of hosts throughout its illustrious three-decade history, finds itself deprived of a host due to the prevailing circumstances. Notably, the inaugural ESPY Awards held in 1993 were gracefully presided over by the esteemed Dennis Miller.

Persisting since the month of May, the writer’s strike reverberates with fervent demands for improved remuneration and enhanced job security. Regrettably, the absence of writers poses a significant predicament for esteemed award shows such as the ESPYs. Notwithstanding these constraints, the Tony Awards, the celebrated accolades of the esteemed Broadway stage, defied the dearth of writers by appointing Ariana DeBose, renowned for her stellar performance in ‘West Side Story,’ as the host for the ceremony.

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.