By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
“Work it like the rent’s due tonight,” may have been the motivation behind Drake’s new video “Practice.” The song samples Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” and Drake’s visuals stay true to the original, being little more than a 4-minute PG-13 strip tease starring voluptuous model Kyra Chaos. You may recognize her curvy body of work from 50 Cent’s “Girls Gone Wild” single cover where her backside serves as the silhouette for a tiger’s face.
Clad in hip-hugging grey jeggings and a shirt that doesn’t quite fit her ample frame, Kyra gyrates and wiggles in front of the mirror for the entire duration of the video, “practicing” for her mystery man. No dialogue necessary here. In the end, we find out that the lucky guy is none other than Drizzy, who walks in to surprise her. The two then proceed to the bed (which we can only guess will be released as an unedited director’s cut video one day) and we are left with nothing but our imaginations to finish the storyline. For fans who feel particularly inspired by the clip, the rapper is soliciting user-generated “Practice” videos. “Submit yours today to Practicevideo12@gmail.com” was announced on this website last night.
There will undoubtedly be plenty of chances to show off your “Practice” moves at Drake’s upcoming Club Paradise Tour with Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky. Kicking off on February 14th in Miami, the show hits 17 cities in North America, including New Orleans, Austin and San Diego. The tour ends in mid-March at which point Drizzy will head overseas to Europe for a string of additional dates.