Chris Brown and Drake went at it last night at the ESPYs ... but only in jest in a skit that mocked their previous rivalry and the former's violent past.
The two dudes who once wanted to kill each other pretty much killed it, too.
After a long setup to establish the Chris Brown-Drake beef, and stir up a faux Blake-Drake rivalry, the rapper and 2014 ESPYs host ends up on an operating table.
With "Dr. Blake Griffin" ready to operate, Drake is already a little uneasy ... and then Brown pops up with surgical tools in hand, ready to go to work.
"YOLO motherf--ker," he menacingly says as Griffin puts him under:
Afterward, Griffin and Brown were live on stage, faux announcing that Drake was done for the night ... and Chris introduced himself as "America's Sweetheart."
The L.A. crowd loved it, and rightfully so (especially the Cheetos joke), even though Chris mocking his violent tendencies is always a high-risk move.
Especially when he has an assault trial pending, but hey.
At least there were no Rihanna references made by either of her former lovers and Chris Brown and Drake are apparently best of friends these days.
Net positive, people. Net positive.