The song “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé just came off the assembly line, but it is already considered by urbanites as the breakout song from Queen Bey’s highly anticipated The Lion King: The Gift.
“Brown Skin Girl” has people in their feelings not just because the adorable daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, 7, sang the lyrics in the beginning and at the end of the song:
“Brown skin girl/ your skin just like pearls/ the best thing in the world / I’d never trade you for anybody else,” Blue Ivy sings.
More than that, “Brown Skin Girl” has already become a movement, inspiring the ubiquitous #BrownSkinGirlChallenge that stormed to the top of trending topics on Twitter on Sunday afternoon, July 21, 2019.
Bronze beauties like actresses Gabrielle Union and Holly Robinson Peete as well as superstar director Ava DuVernay couldn’t resist chiming in and contributing. The #BrownSkinChallenge was seen as a celebration of mahogany-hued stunners who are too often denigrated and maligned by mainstream Americans — heck, even by their own people sometimes.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 21, 2019
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 22, 2019
— . (@rielesvalentine) July 21, 2019
— aphrodite🌹 (@venusuez) July 21, 2019
— Holly🌸Robinson🌸Peete (@hollyrpeete) July 21, 2019
— Sonia Grace (@soniagracemusic) July 21, 2019
— Kenya Monique✨ (@Kmxrci) July 21, 2019
— 𝖞𝖔𝖓𝖈𝖊𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖔𝖓 𝖘*𝖘𝖕𝖊𝖓𝖉𝖊𝖉 (@yoncestaIlion) July 21, 2019
— Brown Skin Girl (@maria_kfz) July 21, 2019
— DreamYoncé ❤🌺🌹🌺❤ (@dreamyonce3478) July 21, 2019