Drake Drops Star-Studded ‘Nice for What’ Video Featuring Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae, Zoe Saldana and More!
By Meredith B. Kile
Drake couldn't pick which of his favorites A-list leading ladies to cast in his new video, so he got them all!
The 31-year-old rapper dropped a new single, "Nice for What" on Friday night, and the star-studded music video immediately got fans talking.
The video features stars like Issa Rae, Olivia Wilde, Tiffany Haddish, Rashida Jones, and Zoe Saldana living life to the fullest. Black Panther breakout star Letitia Wright makes an epic cameo, as do Black-ish's Tracee Ellis Ross and Yara Shahidi (in her Harvard gear, natch). Michelle Rodriguez, Bria Vinaite, Emma Roberts, Jourdan Dunn and Misty Copeland also appear in the fun vid.
The song, which samples Lauryn Hill's "Ex Factor" (the same track Cardi B just sampled on "Be Careful"), is fittingly a testament to strong, independent women.
"That's a real one, in your reflection / Without a follow, without a mention," Drake rhymes. "You rarely piping up on these n****s / You gotta be nice for what to these n****s / I understand."
Wilde shared the video shortly after its release, with the simple caption, "This was funnnnnnnn."
Drake recently revealed that "Nice for What" will be part of his upcoming fifth studio album.
"I’m back in the city finishing my album,” the rapper told the crowd during a surprise appearance at OVO rapper Majid Jordan’s Toronto show on Thursday. “I’ve got a new single dropping tomorrow night too, just in case you got some free time.”
This is Drake's second epic video drop of the year, after the rapper's "God's Plan" vid showed him giving away the almost-$1 million budget to unsuspecting Miami citizens, including donating $25,000 to Miami Senior High School, and promising to buy students uniforms designed by his clothing label.
He also gifted University of Miami student Destiny James a $50,000 scholarship and gave homeless shelter Lotus Village in Overtown a $50,000 check. Drake also gave $150 Target gift cards to all 130 women at the shelter, and toys and games to all 140 kids.