Everyone with two ears and a heart was excited by the news that Beyoncé dropped a companion album to The Lion King, but no one as much as Lupita Nyong'o. The Kenyan actress posted a video of herself dancing to "Brown Skin Girl," which shouts her out by name. 

"She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin/ Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in,” Beyoncé sings in the song.


Brown Skin Girl. Thank you @Beyonce for this Gift!! #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre

A post shared by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on Jul 19, 2019 at 10:29am PDT


Nyong'o was all smiles in the clip, beaming at the compliment from Queen Bey. 

"Brown Skin Girl. Thank you @Beyonce for this Gift!! #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre," she captioned the video.  

Beyoncé worked with a number of African artists on the album, in a nod to the setting of the film and the way that the original soundtrack' incorporates African musical traditions into its musical numbers. 

"This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa," Beyoncé said in a rare interview. "I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa and not just use some of the sounds and do my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa." 

It clearly worked, as fans are smitten with the new release and particularly the Blue Ivy-featuring "Brown Skin Girl."