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Drake introduces John Calipari at Big Blue Madness

CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO FRIDAY - Kentucky coach John Calipari, left, and hip-hop star Drake speak during the team's NCAA college basketball Big Blue Madness, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

CORRECTS DAY OF WEEK TO FRIDAY - Kentucky coach John Calipari, left, and hip-hop star Drake speak during the team's NCAA college basketball Big Blue Madness, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Drake introduced the Hall of Fame coach to the packed Rupp Arena on Friday night. James Crisp James Crisp

Drake has become a stable part of Kentucky basketball over the past few seasons. For instance, last year at Big Blue Madness, the Grammy Award-winning rapper participated in warmup lines with the Wildcats.

However, that proved to a bit of a bad idea.

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This time around, Drake decided to take an easier role for Big Blue Madness, introducing John Calipari to the stage through a video message.

"Right now, I have the honor and the pleasure of introducing the pride of the Wildcat community," Drake said with a glass of wine in hand. "The silver fox, the most luxurious coach in NCAA basketball, my friend, my mentor, the legendary, Coach Cal."