“Drake’s Celebration of Women + Cardi’s Big Announcement!”

Written By: Niya Smith

After digesting Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion of Privacy, which is currently on repeat, just before midnight 4/6 Drake dropped some Louisiana flare sprinkled with a Lauryn Hill sample.

The Canadian rapper-singer-songwriter has been winning our hearts since God’s Plan when he gifted his labels budgeted money to those in need - something he said was “The most important thing I’ve ever done.” What makes this visual gossip worthy? The badASS women & bonus - it was directed by Karena Evans. She was the brain behind the God’s Plan video & the first woman to ever recieve Canada’s Lipsett award for her “innovative and unique approach to music video art.”

Champagne Papi has undoubtedly given women the wings we needed to fly this summer providing us with gems we didn't even know we needed & I am here for it. The visual souvenir is dripping with women empowerment from Issa Rae, co-writer & star of the television series Insecure to actress, director & producer - Olivia Wilde. If you didn’t recognize them all - I got you.
 

Olivia Wilde

Misty Copeland

Issa Rae

Rashida Jones

Jourdan Dunn

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tiffany Haddish

Yara Shahidi

Zoe Saldana

Elizabeth Lejonhjarta

Victoria Lejonhjarta

Letitia Wright

Braia Vinaite

Emma Roberts

Syd

Michelle Rodriguez

This is the summer anthem that’s bringing “normal & natural” back + celebrating the everyday strides women take that are sometimes suppressed by the social media world - he emphasizes this in lyrics like “That’s a real one in your reflection/without a follow without a mention” and “You know dark days/You know hard times.” Damn right.

Tweets rang off as the OVO tribe celebrated the “cherry on top” to Friday. I feel the same way.

This has been an epic weekend of women shining and being celebrated. Just when we had gathered our thoughts, Cardi B confirmed that she is expecting her first child!
 

She made the announcement during her second performance on Saturday Night Live, TWO days after releasing her introductory album that was eligible for Gold Certification within the first 24 hours.

If you’re looking for me, I’ll be somewhere feeling empowered. Sunday Cheers!
 

Ni.

 

@niyaunique