On Monday Beyonce dropped the visual for Brown Skin Girl on her official Youtube channel.
Many of you have probably watched “Black is King” a million times by now if you have Disney+.
But for those of you who have still yet to see some of the videos, you can probably catch them on Youtube.
The video features, Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – BROWN SKIN GIRL (Official Video)
In an interview with Essence earlier this month Jenn Nkiru, the Nigerian-British director said that the music video was an extension of how she viewed Black people and how she viewed herself.
“I just think Brown skin, Black skin, dark skin, is so beautiful. I just see the divinity in it. It’s gorgeous,” she explained. “This was meant to be an affirmation of that. That’s the intent of it, to be an affirmation.”
“It was so important to me to represent all different shades of brown,” Beyoncé said about the music video on Good Morning America Monday. “And I wanted every character to be shot in a regal light.
Nkuri told ESSENCE it was important for her to focus on “gaps” when it came to Black womanhood.
“My focus is always, how do we get to represent people in a human way, in a full way? These are women,” she said, “irrespective of even complexion for a moment, these are women.”
The video features Blue Ivy and her sweet voice throughout as well as an ode to the traditional debutante ball.
In the United States, a cotillion or debutante ball in is a formal presentation of young ladies, debutantes, to “polite society,” typically hosted by a charity or society.
The ladies introduced can vary from the ages of 16 to 18 (younger ages are more typical of Southern regions, while older are more commonplace in the North) in some areas 15- and 16-year-olds are called “junior debutantes.”
To gain entrance to a debutante ball, debutantes must usually be recommended by a distinguished committee or sponsored by an established member of élite society, typically their mothers or other female relatives.
Wearing white gowns and satin or kid gloves, the debutantes stand in a receiving line, and then are introduced individually to the audience.
The debutante is announced and then is walked around the stage, guided by her father who then presents her.
Her younger male escort then joins her and escorts her away. Each debutante brings at least one escort, sometimes two.
Many debutante balls select escorts and then pair them with the debs to promote good social pairings.
Cotillions maybe elaborate formal affairs and involve not only “debs” but junior debutantes, escorts and ushers, flower girls, and pages as well. Every debutante must perform a curtsy or a bow.
Debutante balls exist in nearly every major city in the United States but are more common and larger affairs in the American South.