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Top 5 NYC Moments in SZA's 'Drew Barrymore' Video
Today may mark the first official day of summer 2017, but SZA and her friends are making a strong case for New York City's winter nights in her brand-new music video for "Drew Barrymore."
The clip -- which included a cameo from the Never Been Kissed actress herself -- dropped Tuesday following the release of the singer's debut album, Ctrl.
Beyond SZA's dream celebrity run-in -- as she mentioned to Vulture last week, she's a huge fan of Barrymore's -- the way she brought her lyrics to life proves why the Big Apple is so special. Nowhere else in the world can you go from partying in a multimillion-dollar penthouse to grabbing a cheesy hot slice of pizza for a few bucks at any point of the evening. The star gave fans the full city experience, and below are our five favorite NYC moments that we guarantee will make you want to play the video over and over again.
There’s nothing quite like waking up in a penthouse after an epic night out. Hangover aside, looking out onto the Manhattan skyline -- even if it’s not from your apartment -- always makes you feel like you made it. People dream of NYC, and here SZA is living it.
That $1 Slice
This doesn’t need much explaining. Though we don’t know exactly how much SZA’s squad paid for their pizza, the city is famous for their cheap slices and nothing (we repeat, nothing) beats that. Just the fact that there’s something open that late that will keep the night going makes the moment extra amazing.
Impromptu Sledding Session
Sledding isn’t anything extraordinary, but making it work in between a city of skyscrapers is pretty impressive. Decked out in colorful puffers, metallic snow pants and trendy sneakers, SZA’s crew also made the hills their runway. It’s safe to say, no crew has ever looked that good sliding around in the snow.
There she goes…
Right around the 2:15 mark goes the woman of the hour: SZA and Barrymore finally had their iconic meet-and-greet. As the inspiration behind the song, Barrymore couldn’t pass up being part of the video. She even took to Instagram to share her support for SZA, and we couldn’t be more here for it. Meeting celebrities in a major city is a lot more common than you think, but it’s priceless to bump into your favorite star.
There was no better way to end SZA’s video than with a rooftop hangout. It may not have been the penthouse views they began with, but NYC is beautiful from any angle. Plus, finding access to a rooftop when it’s cold out is a total gem.