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
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
“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
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
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