Fans are praising Beyoncé’s latest massive achievement, which is not only a musical and visual masterpiece, but it also celebrates Black history, fashion and culture like few projects have done before.
?| Beyoncé’s #BLACKISKING debuts with a 100% score based 6 reviews on @RottenTomatoes and an audience score of 99%! pic.twitter.com/62q5PHrsr7— BEYONCÉ STATS (@BeyStats) July 31, 2020
Yet again @Beyonce raised the bar and has given us a true “gift” for the culture in a year that has been *so* spiritually taxing. The motherland is DRIPPING, the ancestors are smiling and we are Blackity BLACK! #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/RmPQtJIqjp— Jared Alexander (@heyyitsjared) July 31, 2020
Beyoncé did the damn thing. The queen never dissapoints. ?✨ #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/s9kAI8ak2q— mami. (@fentyzdiary) July 31, 2020
Beyonce provides probably some of the richest and most humanizing portrayals of Africans and AfricaA population starved of compassionate representation. frankly we will take anything a notch above "disgusting savages".So any critique, even if legitimate, is met with violence— aspiring ex-wife (@obaa_boni) July 31, 2020
Black is King was a family affair, starting with Beyoncé’s decision to dedicate the film to her son, Sir Carter. Is it raining on our face?
Beyoncé associating Blackness with wealth/regality is corrective promotion and y’all need to be happy about it. too often blackness is associated with struggle/poverty. and the messaging I get from her often is that wealth and regality lives inside us, it’s not always material.— coffee bae (@iamsashakae) July 31, 2020
Blue Ivy also appears several times throughout the film and acts as a reminder that Black is King is a celebration of Black excellence that is important for people of all ages to witness.
Black Is King is dedicated to Beyoncé’s son Sir. I’M CRYING ? #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/rauq0JyAUl— The Hive ?♀️ (@beyicon) July 31, 2020
Just a reminder, yall got nothing on Beyoncé and Blue Ivy #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/Mk2ayYaBpH— carla⁷AgustDynasty (@btsluvuurs) July 31, 2020
Black is King also includes music by Bey’s husband Jay-Z, as well as appearances by her mother Tina Knowles-Carter and youngest daughter Rumi. During “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyoncé also got some help from her famous friends, including models Naomi Campbell and Adut Akech, as well as Lupita Nyong’o and Kelly Rowland, both of whom are name-checked in the single.
We stan Blue Ivy Carter in this house. Beyoncé really birthed an icon #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/nVcJLwB0mo— kamala (@seluliwe_) July 31, 2020
“Brown Skin Girl” and its praise of Black beauty hit home for many fans who are finally seeing themselves represented on screen and celebrated for their skin colour.
Brown skin girl visuals featuring Beyonce, Wizkid, and Blue IvyWizkid always repping ? ?? #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/gyFwqL1ZRc— TheTaiwo69 (@thetaiwo69) July 31, 2020
I am so happy #BrownSkinGirl got a video. It is, and will always be such an important song for a demographic that has been told for centuries their colour is “lesser” and for girls & women socialized to believe “lighter is better”. Thank you @Beyonce & @wizkidayo. KingFisher ?— F.SHAW (@FshawKingFisher) July 31, 2020
Nah, y’all.I just SOBBED ALL THROUGH “BROWN SKIN GIRL.” Like, SOBBED SOBBED.I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen Us like that. Presented With so much beauty. So much sisterhood. So much affirmation. So much love. For our very being.BEYONCE & TEAM PARKWOOD, THANK YOU.— Gia Peppers (@GiaPeppers) July 31, 2020
Brown skin girl video about to be one of the best video of the decade. Beyoncé Blue Ivy wizkid did that. #BlackIsKing— SMILE Gravity (@antigravitylite) July 31, 2020
Fans are also applauding Beyoncé’s inclusion of South Asian women in the video for “Brown Skin Girl.”
Brown skin girl video made me cry ?Somebody telling me my dark skin is beautiful and seeing bw with my skin tone being beautifully celebrated. Us dark skin girls, it’s finally our time #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/4E8tKXHq7K— •Scilla• (@Houseofscilla) July 31, 2020
Just when I think I couldn’t love Beyoncé more, she’s put dark-skinned Indian women and girls in the video for BROWN SKIN GIRL ?Doing more for representation for dark-skinned South Asian women than most Bollywood celebrities who prefer to promote skin lightening #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/py7hByANRb— Shehnaz Khan (@shehnazkhan) July 31, 2020
Beyoncé chose to include dark skin Indian girls in the music video for Brown Skin Girl and I’m so grateful. #BlackIsKing— ☀️ somy ☀️ (@ThatIndianKoodi) July 31, 2020
Beyoncé is a whole mood.
While film industries have been preaching only white skin is superior and ever since I was a kid I've never seen women like me and my culture being represented here. But today when I saw this frame in the Brown skin girl mv I was so touched and was bawling my eyes out. pic.twitter.com/n0gEHPqRPt— Jananee (@jananee_17) July 31, 2020
The looks in Black is King make it the hottest runway of 2020, complete with designs by Mugler, Burberry, Molly Goddard and Mary Katrantzou.
Beyoncé did what she had to in Mood 4 Eva? #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/1CVA0jvUJp— Moksh?⤵️?️⤵️?? (@lemonadesslut) July 31, 2020
Beyoncé’s #BlackIsKing is a fashion masterpiece. - ILook 1) Custom Mugler SS20Look 2) Custom Burberry by Riccardo TisciLook 3) Molly Goddard FW19Look 4) Mary Katrantzou FW19 pic.twitter.com/UUhFm8dYSF— IMONATION (@THEIMONATION) July 31, 2020
Beyoncé styled by Zerina Akers for #BlackIsKing in Burberry, Valentino Couture, Marine Serre and Mary Katrantzou pic.twitter.com/xmt2fKY9mk— models daily (@supermodeldaiIy) July 31, 2020
And let’s not forget the yellow fashion moments.
Beyoncé in custom Burberry for #BlackIsKing created by Ricardo Tisci & styles by Zerina Akers. ?✨ pic.twitter.com/e11EjnJQYw— mami. (@fentyzdiary) July 31, 2020
Not a single frame from the film was wasted.
you know Beyoncé is about to go off when she’s wearing yellow #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/BFg8XN6wKU— DANIËL (@bbeyvibes) July 31, 2020
Excuse ME?! ☝? The imagery for “Find Your Way Back” is ???#BlackIsKingpic.twitter.com/fujKbDboSc— ?✨ (@TheJessieWoo) July 31, 2020
Fans also took note of Beyoncé’s incredible choreography throughout the film.
Im not gon lie, this part right here, made me fall off my bed. Had to take a couple minutes. I haven’t seen anything as visually as iconic as this in a MINUTE! #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/DYYhGRXlC1— Anthony ? (@anthony_MB75) July 31, 2020
From the music to the dancing to the storytelling and stunning visuals, the Beyhive has spoken and agree that Beyoncé is queen.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS CHOREO IN MY POWER #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/tpdd6ikF8f— Adi (@sabbathyonce) July 31, 2020
Let’s just all take moment to think about how Beyoncé has been doing this for 23 years & she’s the only one with the ability to top herself every time.. the vocals, visuals, creativity, direction and so on! #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/amSdoXfcxO— damnju (@daamnju) July 31, 2020
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My eyes are teary ?Beyoncé did the damn thing!!The only person that tops her is her #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/VGa7ULw4s4— Izzie (@Izzieekong_) July 31, 2020