Lupita Nyong’o reacts to shout-out in Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ internet turns song into joyful challenge


Beyoncé‘s album for The Lion King was released — and one famous fan couldn’t contain her happiness upon hearing her name-dropped on one of the tracks.

The album, titled The Lion King: The Gift, which features Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, as well as Beyoncé’s husband, JAY-Z, and their daughter Blue Ivy, includes a song titled “Brown Skin Girl” that includes a special shout-out to actress Lupita Nyong’o.

“She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin/ Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in,” Beyoncé sings on the track.

The Oscar-winning actress responded on Instagram Friday with a video of herself dancing and singing along in elation as the song plays in the background.

“Brown Skin Girl. Thank you @Beyonce for this Gift!! #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre,” Nyong’o wrote.


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