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'Real men dance' - Hotline Bling director defends Drake’s dodgy dad dancing

Published 22/10/2015 | 11:31

Drake in Hotline Bling
Drake in Hotline Bling

When Drake's new video for Hotline Bling landed on Tuesday it went viral and spawned a million memes, thanks in the main to Drake's dodgy dad dancing (and his chunky turtleneck).

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Now the video director, Director X, has defended Drake's moves in the video, which released on Apple Music.

He’s a good dancer, man," he told Entertainment Weekly.  "We’re all used to music video dancers being people you need to pay professionally, but that’s legitimate, out-on-the-dancefloor, having fun, dancing right there.

"No, it’s not Chris Brown or Michael Jackson. People need to dance again. I’m always good to promote dancing. Men have stopped dancing. I go to night clubs and I see girls dancing and men not dancing. It’s a horrible thing. I dance. I still have fun. You’ll see me at a club dancing with a girl that I just met.

"Guys really need to understand what all they’re losing by refusing to dance. I go to a night club where I know nobody and I have got a female pressed up against me grinding, and they’re still standing with a glass in their hand doing nothing. So make your choice, boys."

Well said X.  The men of Ireland and beyond should definitely dance more, even if they dance like Drake.

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