On Monday, the mother-of-three shared the six minute-long video on YouTube. The clip was previously only available to Disney+ subscribers as a part of the singer’s visual album, Black Is King, which dropped on the streaming platform last month.
During the video, the singer’s older daughter, Blue Ivy, sings her mother’s lyrics wearing a light grey debutante-style dress, white elbow-length glove and a pearl necklace.
In another shot, the singer rests her youngest daughter, Rumi, on her hip while standing proudly alongside her mother Tina and Blue Ivy. In the shot, the women wear matching floral dresses by Zimmerman while stood in a field.
While Blue regularly features in her mother’s projects – her vocals on on 'Brown Skin Girl' have already won her an NAACP Image and BET award – the video marks one of the first times we’ve seen Beyoncé’s three-year-old feature so prominently in a music video.
Last month, the singer dedicated Black Is King to her son and Rumi's twin brother, Sir.
Elsewhere in the video, Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong'o and Beyoncé’s former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland dance, smile, embrace and are even name dropped in the song.
'Pose like a trophy when they Naomi walking/She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin,' Beyoncé sings. 'Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in/Drip broke the levy when my Kelly's Rowland.'
The single ‘Brown Skin Girl’ was first released on Beyoncé's 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift to coincide with the release of Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King in which she voiced the character Nala.
In a statement provided to Good Morning America about the new music video, the Grammy award winner stated: 'It was so important to me in 'Brown Skin Girl' that we represented all different shades of brown. We wanted every character to be shot in a regal light … It was important that we are all in this together and we’re all celebrating each other.'
Director Nkiru added that her ‘greatest inspiration comes from black people, specifically black women’.
The video sees several women and children playing a game of patty cake in different scenes and the recreation of a debutante ball.
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