The New Zealand Herald

Drake showcases women

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Drake fans have shared their delight after the rapper dropped a surprise track and accompanyi­ng video featuring female celebritie­s.

Stars including actresses Zoe Saldana, Letitia Wright and Olivia Wilde are among those in the video for Nice For What, and Drake has been praised for highlighti­ng female “empowermen­t”, the Daily Mail says.

Tiffany Haddish, Michelle Rodriguez, Issa Rae, Rashida Jones, Tracee Ellis Ross and Emma Roberts also appear.

The clip was directed by Karena Evans, who also directed the musician’s video for God’s Plan, and the track includes a sample of Lauryn Hill’s 1998 song Ex-Factor.

Drake has been hailed for showcasing women in the video, with one fan writing on Twitter: “The dopest thing about #Niceforwha­t video is drake took a back seat in his own video and let a bunch of strong, beautiful women take lead role . . . We only saw him maybe 4 times.”

“Drake wasn’t even the focus in his own video instead he highlighte­d amazing women like Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara, Rashida Jones, Michelle Rodriguez, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana and many more and the song is (fire) too,” another said.

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