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Drake's new music video takes a page from Jay-Z by bringing some of the hottest names in Hollywood for "Nice For What."

The track, released on Friday, April 6, stars a myriad of female celebrities in different sets and scenarios dancing, applying their make up, or riding horses.

The Canadian rapper first announced the track on Thursday, April 5 during a performance in his hometown of Toronto.

Celebration of Women

The "Nice For What" music video, which is directed by Karena Evans, features Olivia Wilde, Issa Rae, Rashida Jones, Jourdan Dunn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Letitia Wright, Emma Roberts, Elizabeth and Victoria Lejonhjärta, Bria Vinaite, Syd, and Zoe Saldana with her family.

The appearances of the women who have achieved success within their chosen careers fit the empowering message of the track.

"Workin' hard, girl, everything paid for/ First last phone bill, car note, cable," he raps. "That's a real one, in your reflection/ Without a follow, Without a mention."

Drake also appears in the music video, but he is mostly in the background and letting the spotlight shine on his muses.

"Nice For What" follows the same themes as his previous release, "God's Plan," which saw the rapper used up the budget handed to him to create a music video to give back to those in need. The 31-year-old gave away about $1 million in cash, groceries, and even brand new vehicles to unsuspecting individuals and groups in Miami.

Drake is not the first rapper to show off his long list of celebrity friends. Earlier this year, Jay-Z released the music video for "Family Feud," which also featured Brie Larson, Rosario Dawson, Thandie Newton, Jessica Chastain, Constance Woo, Mindy Kaling, Beyoncé, and his daughter Blue Ivy.

New Album

In addition, the "Hotline Bling" rapper revealed that he is working on a new album. He told the audience in Toronto during his surprise appearance on Majid Jordan's show that he is back home to record.

"The reason I'm here tonight is because I'm back in the city finishing my album," he shared.

Toronto is the base of his own record label, OVO Sound.

He also teased a new album last week on Instagram by posting a paparazzi photo of himself.

"Who's ready for this album to drop, #Roommates," he wrote on the caption. "Can y'all guess what's it's called?"

The still-untitled new album will follow the widely successful More Life released over a year ago. He also released an EP titled Scary Hours which spawned "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity," both of which entered and topped the songs charts in the United States in January.

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