Washington D.C. rapper Wale will continue his takeover of the city's sports franchises when he performs at the Redskins' free NFL Draft party at FedEx Field on May 2 and announces the team's fourth-round pick, the team announced.
In November, Wale was named the Washington Wizards' creative liaison for this season, a role that included live performances and charitable projects.
The rapper recently released his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing, which currently stands at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In 2013, his song "Lotus Flower Bomb" was nominated for Best Rap Song at the Grammys.
Wale's Redskins fandom is no secret. He has been known to wear a gold Redskins logo around his neck, recently proclaimed his support for Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III on ESPN and criticized Senate minority leader Harry Reid's opposition of the team's name last year.
Before his rap career, Wale was a running back and wide receiver, earning a football scholarship to Robert Morris before transferring to Virginia State, so as far as sports-team celebrity ambassadors go, he's as qualified as they come.
- Alex Putterman