Per usual, Beyoncé went above and beyond the call of duty when she gifted us The Lion King soundtrack, a full-out album that has the whole WORLD tuned in.
The best track on the project, in my humble opinion, is almost the most important — it’s titled “Brown Skin Girl” and serves as an ode to brown girls and women everywhere. It’s a necessary testimony to our beauty, not to mention, Blue Ivy proves herself as a solid feature artist.
Shouting out Lupita N’yongo, Naomi Campbell, and BFF Kelly Rowland on the second verse,” Bey sings…
“Pose like a trophy when Naomi’s walkin’/ She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin
Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in/ Drip broke the levee when my Kellys roll in
I think tonight she might braid her braids/ Melanin too dark to throw her shade
She minds her business and wines her waist/ Gold like 24k, okay!”
Everyone loves the song and most recently, the cutest videos of young Black folk singing it have been popping up. In one, a young boy sings to his infant sister and it’s the most beautiful thing we’ve ever seen… Even Ms. Tina reposted the clip. Watch below and stream The Lion King: The Gift here if you haven’t already.