When I first saw the name of Remy Ma's new single, "Melanin Magic," I was excited to say the least. Being a woman with highly pigmented skin, I've been waiting for someone to make a new brown-skinned anthem, something a little more crunk than India.Arie's throwback.
I know I'm not alone when I say that a lot of times I don't see women with my skin tone being celebrated in a positive light (or at all) in this color-struck entertainment industry. (I'm low key still mad at Kodak Black for his comments.) It just feels like sometimes my melanin isn't appreciated, so it really put a smile on my face to see Remy Ma's new musical campaign. And I smiled again when I saw the track features Chris Brown.
In a recent Instagram video, Remy explained why she decided to go with the song's theme saying, "I just wanted to make something that let people know that you're beautiful and you're pretty and you can be brown-skinned, dark-skinned, light-skinned. Like none of that is what makes you pretty or beautiful. It's what's inside."
Thank you Remy Ma for reminding us of this.