During Tuesday night’s broadcast of the 2016 ESPY Awards, Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment paid homage to the late, great boxer Muhammad Ali.
The performance featured Chance the Rapper singing a tribute to the late boxer, accompanied by the band and singer Jamila Woods. Woods previously collaborated with Chance on the song "Sunday Candy." The song was introduced by basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The heartfelt ballad's refrain said of Ali, "Ain't no one prettier/ Ain't no one wiser/ Ain't no one better."
Prior to the ceremony, both Donnie Trumpet and Chance the Rapper teased the tribute performance on social media. And although they provided very little details on what their set would include, many assumed that the group would deliver a performance worthy of the sports legend. Later, Chance revealed that he wrote the song a few days before and even tweeted out the inspiration for it.
Chance also shared a video of himself dancing with Steph Curry.
Besides praying this is the best way to prep for a big moment #ESPYS cc: @StephenCurry30 pic.twitter.com/qf4kC2kACl— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 14, 2016
Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74 on June 3. Since his passing, everyone from President Barack Obama and Floyd Mayweather to LeBron James and Stephen Colbert has come forth to pay tribute to the Ali's illustrious life and career.