As Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100 chart, anticipation for the song’s video is reaching an all time high.
As previously reported, Drizzy recently shot a video for his smash single directed by Kanye West. Though the video features appearances by Lil Wayne, Common, Trey Songz and Fabolous, model Shakur is likely to steal the show as one of the video’s leading ladies. Handpicked by Mr. West himself, Shakur, who is also an aspiring actress and artist who works closely with Black Eyed Peas frontman, will.i.am, spoke to XXLMag.com about getting the part.
“Kanye had call me,” Shakur told XXL. “And he told me he was about to shoot the video for ‘Best I Ever Had.’ I was like, ‘That’s cool.’ He was telling me about the treatment, I was like, ‘that’s real dope.’ He said, ‘Yeah, as a matter of fact, you’d be real dope for it.’ I said, ‘Oh yeah, that’s what’s up.’ Cause you know I’m an aspiring actress, I’ve been studying theatrics under a private coach and I’m also an artist, so he was like, “Yeah, it’d be a good look for you.”
Though she shared the lead with several models, Shakur not only got to share extensive camera time with Drake, but improvise with the actor-turned-rapper, as well. In addition to a Degrassi theme, the video reportedly features an all female basketball game featuring some of Drizzy’s love interests. Shakur stars as one of the squad’s team captains. While she remained tight-lipped about any additional details, Shakur is confident the video will live up to the expectations.
“It’s really about to be huge and I need to be part of something big this year,” she explained. “For hip-hop this year, it’s really gonna be huge.”
Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” video is rumored to be premiering next week. Stay tuned for more on the video and Shakur -Bruce Moses with reporting by Carl Chery