With the release of the Beyoncé-executive produced album The Lion King: The Gift, Blue Ivy Carter has made her official studio singing debut on the cut “Brown Skin Girl.” Previously, Bey and JAY-Z’s 7-year-old daughter has freestyled, spoken, and broken a Billboard record as a crying newborn on her parents' work, plus some candid behind-the-scenes singing on this year's Homecoming.
Blue begins and ends “Brown Skin Girl,” singing the intro with Saint Jhn and the outro by herself—and is also listed as one of the song’s writers.
The lyrics are a message from Bey to Blue Ivy and brown girls everywhere to embrace themselves. Also featuring WizKid, Bey’s second verse makes mention of Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, and Naomi Campbell: “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.”
Everyone's in love with Blue Ivy's appearance on “Brown Skin Girl." Read some reactions to her feature below.