There are many reasons Beyonce’s new song, Brown Skin Girl, featuring Wizkid, SAINt JHN and Blue Ivy has been trending on Twitter.
Of course, Nigerians, obviously, are beyond proud that Wizkid was on that collaboration.
But beyond that, the message contained in that song is one of liberation and of empowerment, especially for many impressionable young black girls who feel disadvantaged based on their skin colour.
Did we just say, young black girls? Void that!
We mean every woman of colour, of any age, and of any nationality, living anywhere on planet earth who feels insecure, self-conscious, timid, apprehensive, low-esteem, you never it, all those negative connotations because of some idiot’s definition of what should be considered beautiful. Brown Skin Girl has been born to set you loose from all those insecurities and negativities. It’s a call to take back control, which had been snatched from millions of women all over the world.
Are you ready to wield yours? Feel beautiful, confident and go rule your world because you can.
So, don’t let anyone tell you any different.
“Your skin is like pearl/The best thing in the world.” Yes, Beyonce says that. Believe it.
And if you doubt us, here are some of Twitter’s reaction to the track:
— Koreyy_Gram?? (@Koreyy_Gram) July 19, 2019
Brown skin girl is such a love song to black women. Thank you Beyoncé.
— Ozzy Etomi (@ozzyetomi) July 19, 2019
— Idowu Elizabeth (@olu__id) July 20, 2019
Beyonce and Blue Ivy told me my skin is like pearls, the rest of you bitches cant say s--t to me for the rest of the year pic.twitter.com/LC1v5BIwtY
— Brown Skin Girl With Skin Like Pearls (@AnimeOtaku1723) July 19, 2019
Y’all spent 7 years calling Blue IVY ugly bc of her black features (am I lyin?). Beyoncé could’ve cussed y’all out. But she loves her community so much that she decided to teach them to love themselves. Cuz hate like that is only rooted in insecurity. #brownskingirl #thegiftalbum pic.twitter.com/PFvmQQUrka
— Franco (@epidasit_) July 19, 2019
So, you can see why Black Skin Girl is trending? It’s a song that’s going to be immortalised. Indeed Beyonce’s “love letter to Africa” is a gift that will keep on giving.
Check out Black Skin Girl right here: