Drake’s newest hit banger has launched into the swaggosphere and is tearing up the radio and all streaming platforms. Obvi. Is Drizzy. Issa guarantee. With vocals by the legendary Lauryn Hill on the sample (something that almost never happens!) you winnin no matter what. But we here to talk about dem visuals. And LAWD was greatness blessed upon thine eyes! Love, money, and women are the tentpoles of the Toronto rapper’s catalogue and he makes sure to fan feminist flames for this one. Drake hides no fact that this is a glorification of talented and intellectual women. The video features 15 of the most influential, radiant and accomplished QUEENS out there. Say what you want about 6 God, but your favorite rapper COULD NEVER. Ever.
How you got tv heavyweights like Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis-Ross, Yara Shahidi, and Rashida Jones glistening like melanin GAWDESSESS with that bronze cocoa butter shimmer?! He pulled cream of the crop model, ballet dancer and “it girl” icons like Jourdan Dunn, Misty Copeland, Syd and Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjärta all up in the vid straight stuntin on AYEBODY like Shawn White at the winter Olympics?? Even Black Panther baby sis aka America’s newest, blackest sweetheart aka Shuri with the Wakandan Tech BOI, Lettitia Wright came through lookin fresher than a field of roses in May!! Not to mention the movie mega stars and up and coming standouts by the name of Bria Vinaite, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Tiffany Haddish lookin like the whole snack aisle in a Piggly Wiggly on 4/20!
On top of all that glory, the video was directed by 22-year-old Karena Evans, a rising star behind the lens, and features an audio clip from New Orleans bounce artist, Big Freedia. These two put together on a platform as large as this will only extend their reach even further. Lyrically, the song celebrates women of all ages and tax brackets. Whether you’re a single mom working overtime, recent grad heading to your 8am shift or getting ready for the club, this is a track everyone can vibe out to. Drake is who he is, and he’s in his element all throughout this one. I ain’t even mad at cha champagne papi.