Raheem DeVaughn’s ‘Black Ice Cream’ Video Celebrates Black Girl Magic!
Raheem DeVaughn recently released the video for his newest single “Black Ice Cream” and it’s a genuine salute to the variety of Black women twirling the globe!
“Black Ice Cream” is the single off of the Love King’s latest chart topping album Love, Sex, and Passion which he’ll be performing live during his Love ‘N Soul Experience tour with Leela James and V. Bozeman!
According to DeVaughn himself, “Black Ice Cream” is a salute to the ladies with ‘Black Girl Magic’ who exude a powerful sexual confidence. It is my hope that the ladies of all shades enjoy a song and video made specifically with them in mind.”
Let’s be real songs though, songs that celebrate Black women as sexually powerful and not submissive pieces of meat are far and few between. “Black Ice Cream” is a welcomed departure in a context where Black women have few allies outside of other Black women.
It’s even more refreshing to see a popular music artist who celebrates and uses the term ‘Black Girl Magic’!
The video itself, directed by 6ix Shoota, is a trademark sultry and sexy visual that incorporates girls of every shade but in particular darker girls. What’s even more refreshing, is the video is absent of the token dark girl. “Black Ice Cream” features an array of dark beauties and they’re rocking everything from waist long tresses to short kinky fros’ and killing every look!
But the highlight of this video is the dope all Black girl band backing DeVaughn in a few shots, accompanied by pops of bright lipstick, eye shadow, and nail polish, proving dark girls can virtually rock any bright color and punctuates the video’s general aesthetic.
“Black Ice Cream” is a win for Black girls everywhere. Mad props to DeVaughn for spotlighting Black women’s beauty!
Check out the video now and let us know how you’re feeling it!