Drake's 'Nice For What' video is stacked with strong female celebs

By Ebony Renee Baker

Drake's 'Nice For What' video is stacked with strong female celebs

Drake has officially broken the internet! After the surprise release of a brand spanking new single “Nice for What” on Friday night, the Canadian star shocked fans all over again when he dropped the accompanying video immediately after. And this is not just any music video; it could also be the trailer of a dystopian film thanks to the fact that it’s filled with so many of our favourite female celebrities.

To break it down for you, the cast list includes (in order of appearance): Olivia Wilde, Misty Copeland, Issa Rae, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shadidi, Zoe Saldana, twin models Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjärta, Leticia Wright, Bria Vinaite, Emma Roberts, Syd and Michelle Rodriguez. Alright, we’ll give you a second to catch a breath and regroup because that’s exactly what we had to do after watching this.

The video opens up with Olivia Wilde sashaying at the top of a staircase in a black cropped hoodie and a giant floral skirt (your new official outfit inspo for all of April) and it’s amazing. Some other killer highlights include model Jourdan Dunn on a horse, because that’s just what supermodels do; Rashida Jones doing her makeup in the back of a car; Yara Shahidi getting caught up on homework while wearing a Harvard hoodie; Tracee Ellis Ross chilling in what we imagine Stonehenge would look like if it was created in 3018; and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright dancing on top of the world.

If we were to make a campaign for female empowerment, this is what it would look like. Not only is it an incredibly powerful support for of all the women killing it out there, it’s also a huge moment for women of colour.


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To top it all off, the video was directed by Canadian powerhouse Karena Evans and the song features a sample from Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.” The whole video is beaming with female talent and we couldn't be prouder of Drake!

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