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Watch Beyoncé's Video For 'Brown Skin Girl' Featuring Wizkid, Lupita Nyong'o & More

The beautiful visual from Black Is King features appearances from Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Blue Ivy and more.

After sharing Black Is King last month exclusively through Disney+, Beyoncé has now made the music video for "Brown Skin Girl"—her standout single from Lion King: The Gift featuring Wizkid, Saint JHN and Blue Ivy—widely available to watch on Youtube.

The stunning visual, directed by Nigerian-British artist and director Jenn Nkiru, is a star-studded affair that features appearances Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, daughter Blue Ivy, Wizkid and more.

Speaking with Good Morning America, Beyoncé explained: "It was so important to me in 'Brown Skin Girl' that we represented all different shades of brown. I wanted every character to be shot in a regal light. Jenn Nkiru came up with the Black debutants. It was important that we're all in this together and we're all celebrating each other"

"My greatest inspiration come from Black people, specifically Black women," added Nkiru in that same GMA piece.

Last year we named "Brown Skin Girl" one of the best songs of 2019, writing that "the global impact of the single "Brown Skin Girl" is irrefutable. From Lupita Nyong'o to the adorable Dream Catchers' viral video, it's clear that this song, and more especially its lyrics, affirms and continues to affirm brown skin girls in every corner of the world. From its minimal afro-fusion inspired beat to Wizkid's outstanding lead verse, this was a major moment that showcased just how far Nigerian music is going."

Watch the now widely-available "Brown Skin Girl" music video below.


Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid - BROWN SKIN GIRL (Official Video) youtu.be

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Influential Louis Vuitton And Off-White Designer Virgin Abloh, Dies at 41

The popular Ghanian-American designer had been battling a rare form of cancer in private for several years.

The fashion industry has lost a talented, unique, and boundary-pushing influence this weekend.

41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

Friends, fans, and colleagues took to social media to share their well-wishes for Virgil as he transitions to his next destination.



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