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At midnight, the BeyHive was in full effect as they listened to Beyoncé's latest offering. Although The Lion King: The Gift has many gems, fans are in awe of Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl."
"Brown Skin Girl," which features Blue Ivy Carter, SAINt JHN and Wizkid, serves as the perfect self-love anthem. On the uptempo track, Beyoncé shares the importance of loving oneself. She pays homage to other beautiful brown skin girls such as Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong'o and Kelly Rowland.
"Pose like a trophy when Naomis walk in/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 winds her waist/Gold like 24k, okay," she harmonizes.
Nonetheless, the BeyHive has shown an outpour of love towards the track.
"Brown skin girl has to be the best song off #TheGiftAlbum Look at the way Wizkid & Beyoncé blend so much. No need for auto tune unlike someone that will constantly shout Shekpe. Just two pure talents making great music. Two GOATs," one fan wrote.
"BROWN SKIN GIRL really just sat here and made my ass cry, Blue snatched my whole scalp," another fan wrote. "Such a beautiful song, inspiring. Beyoncé you have done it once again. SaINt JHN & WizKid you're both honestly amazing. Stream for better skin. My heart honestly swells at it. Black is beauty."
The Lion King: The Gift features guest appearances from a variety of artists including JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Wiz Kid, Jessie Reyez, Tierra Whack, Blue Ivy Carter and more. Earlier this week, Queen Bey dropped her stunning visual to "Spirit," which was shot in the Grand Canyon.
While speaking on the album, the 37-year-old singer emphasized the importance of being inspired by Africa. "This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it," she said.
Listen to Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl" below.