Chair girl ‘unnecessarily edited out’ of Drake music video, lawyer says after controversial cameo

Chair girl ‘unnecessarily edited out’ of Drake music video, lawyer says after controversial cameo

There’s a new version of Drake’s latest music video, this time without a cameo by a 20-year-old woman who threw a chair off a highrise balcony in downtown Toronto.

The Canadian artist announced the change on Instagram, reposting a message from the video’s director that says “certain people we don’t condone.”

The original music video for the song “War” featured a shot including Marcella Zoia, who became known as “chair girl” after she was filmed tossing a chair from a 45th-floor balcony, narrowly missing a highway in February.

Drake's Instagram story appears to say 'no chairs' after music video controversy.

Zoia pleaded guilty to mischief causing danger to life in court last month.

She has yet to be sentenced, but prosecutors are seeking six months in prison.

“Marcella is a model and was asked to appear in a dance party ‘which may appear’ in a Drake video,” her lawyer Greg Leslie told the Star in a text message Wednesday.

“As it happens she was in the video but due to public outcry she was unnecessarily edited out.”

Leslie said Zoia has complied with all the conditions of her bail.

“Furthermore she has not been charged with any further criminal acts since her release,” he told the Star. “Ms. Zoia has been doing well and looks forward to the end of her case.”

Drake first acknowledged that Zoia was in the video on Christmas Eve, writing that he doesn’t pick extras.

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