Ciara recruits Luptia Nyong’o, City Girls on new song “Melanin”

The new single also features La La Anthony and Ester Dean.

November 22, 2019
Ciara recruits Luptia Nyong’o, City Girls on new song “Melanin” Amy Sussman/Frazer Harrison/Getty

Ciara has shared new song "Melanin." The song is notable for many reasons, chiefly that it features a guest verse from Us and Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o. The Oscar-winning actress appears under her rap alter-ego, Troublemaker. "Melanin" also features appearances from City Girls, La La Anthony, and Ester Dean. Scroll down to listen to the song now.

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“This is ultimately an anthem of self-love, which is a journey I’ve been on since my Beauty Marks album,” Ciara said in a statement. “It celebrates the beautiful shades of culture that comprise the inner and outer beauty of everyone. Embracing the unique nature of our skin tones threads together the tapestry of humankind.”

Ciara released her latest album, Beauty Marks, back in May. She followed it up with a remix of Todrick Hall’s “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels” in August.

Ciara recruits Luptia Nyong’o, City Girls on new song “Melanin”