On Friday, Beyoncé's highly-anticipated The Lion King-inspired album, The Gift, dropped. And it is truly a gift from the goddess Queen Bey. The Internet is going nuts over the album, as expected. But what no one really anticipated was Blue Ivy Carter's musical debut.
The track "Brown Skin Girl" features SAINt JHN and WizKid, and Blue Ivy, who opens the song with JHN before Mama Bey jumps in for the second verse. Blue's vocals also close the song, wrapping it up perfectly. Fans were also surprised to see the seven-year-old's name in the writing credits. User @willyonce99 points out, "MY BABY BLUE IVY GOT A WRITING CREDIT ON 'BROWN SKIN GIRL'!!!!ONLY SEVEN YEARS OLD & ALREADY GOT A DISCOGRAPHY!!!"
It looks like Blue Ivy's already got a fan base going with her first vocal, with stans going crazy on Twitter.
blue walking out of the studio knowing she ended beyoncè on brown skin girl #TheGiftAlbum https://t.co/WouzopZMLo— ˗ˏˋ makai ˎˊ˗ (@˗ˏˋ makai ˎˊ˗) 1563512730.0
When I heard Blue Ivy sing in Brown Skin Girl #TheGiftAlbum https://t.co/B1Wy6aS25n— kenny 🇩🇴🇵🇷 (@kenny 🇩🇴🇵🇷) 1563511166.0
I really wish I’m around to see Ms. Blu run shit☺️ Brown skin girl is an anthem 👸🏾👸🏿👸🏽 #TheGiftAlbum https://t.co/M5M0kfa9GD— NatTurner_Tubman (@NatTurner_Tubman) 1563511421.0
“Brown skin girl, skin just like pearls, best thing in the world, I’d never change it for anybody, singing” - BLUE… https://t.co/VOdzlxlJIo— M. 💎 (@M. 💎) 1563512410.0
Aside from Blue's singing, people are also saying the song left them in tears because of the message it sends to all "brown skin girls" about their beauty, but also because of WizKid and Beyoncé's smooth harmonizing for the main chorus.
Ok I’m full on crying, Brown Skin Girl is making me cry.— Tolly (@tolly_t) July 19, 2019
Brown Skin Girl Ft Wizkid & Blue Ivy is on another level man. Do you see how smooth Wizkid & Beyonce blended like T… https://t.co/BYZ1pdQbtT— King Nonny 👑 (@King Nonny 👑) 1563514972.0
Beyoncé & Wizkid’s chemistry on “Brown Skin Girl” is almost making me cry right now. It’s like... man... it’s the closest thing you’ll get to a perfect duet. Wow!— Ovie (@OvieO) July 19, 2019
Wizkid in Brown Skin Girl is a star feature!— JJ. Omojuwa (@JJ. Omojuwa) 1563514963.0
Bey also gives a much-appreciated shoutout to her girl Kelly Rowland, and actor Lupita Nyong'o, which makes the song even more powerful.
Listen to "Brown Skin Girl" and the rest of The Gift below.