Last week, Beyoncé blessed us with her new album “The Lion King: The Gift”, and for a hot minute we thought “Spirit” was going to be the breakout hit. Over the past few days, however, “Brown Skin Girl” seems to have caused quite the frenzy on the internet, and rightly so.

The song, which features Bey’s daughter Blue Ivy as a writer and performer, is a tribute to the beauty of black women. The 7 year old opens and closes the song by singing “Brown skin girl / Your skin just like pearls / The best thing in the world / Never trade you for anybody else.”

Beyoncé also mentions a few dark-skinned black women who inspire her such as Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland and Naomi Campbell.  Lupita rocked out on Instagram when she heard the lyrics “Pose like a trophy when Naomi walks in/ She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin/ Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in/ Drip broke the levee when my Kellys roll in/ I think tonight she might braid her braids/ Melanin too dark to throw her shade/ She minds her business and winds her waist/ Gold like 24k, okay.”

Lupita wasn’t the only one who was very excited. Check out some of the reactions below…

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