Rowland has multiple standout moments during the song. She is, with Blue Ivy Carter coming in at a close second, the star of “Brown Skin Girl” in Black Is King. That’s saying something when Naomi Campbell and Lupita Nyong’o are also right there (they’re all namechecked in the song). Like everything Beyoncé does, making Kelly the standout was intentional. It’s not surprising to me that almost a decade ago, Rowland used the same three words (“brown skin girl”) to describe her journey to self acceptance. Best friends have the same shorthand. I have no doubt that this song, a love letter to dark Black girls and their beauty, is also a love letter from Beyoncé to Kelly. Each one of Rowland’s moments in “Brown Skin Girl” depict decades of friendship and sisterhood. In a film packed with Black love moments, it’s the love story between these two best friends that made me weep.