Today was a great day for black women as Nicki Minaj and Beyonce released the visual for their song ‘Feeling Myself,’ and it is everything we hoped and prayed it would be.  The video features Nicki and Beyonce in what we can only hope was an actual bestie day at Coachella, and not just a fictional one.  We were all still living in the aftershock of Taylor Swift’s girl power video which debuted during the Billboard Music Awards last night.  Her video for ‘Bad Blood’ features a gang of cool white chicks (and Tiana Brown from Empire) in some kick ass futuristic fight scenes, and here come our faves with this monster of a hit video today.

Of course the highly anticipated video was offered exclusively on Tidal, and of course someone found a way around that and posted it elsewhere.  It was pretty unanimous on my timeline that this video is inspiring bestie goals everywhere and encouraging us all to get our lives together.  At any rate, here are some scenes from the visual that stopped the world along with style tips.

  1. One piece swimsuits are the shiz.
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Photo: Cash Money Records/Tidal

2.    Athletic inspired gear is still popping, but it’s always a good idea to pair the look with feminine accents and a good beat.

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Photo: Cash Money Records/Tidal

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Photo: Cash Money Records/Tidal

There is a bit of controversy over this Givenchy jersey.  Some people reached and said this was shade towards Tyga because it says ‘Pervert’ with the number 17 (Kylie Jenner’s current age).  I find it hard to believe Nicki cares that much about that whole situation.  She really doesn’t have a dog in that fight.  Also, I doubt that Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, who works closely with the Kardashian clan would do anything to damage that relationship.

3.  Mind your waistline

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Photo: Cash Money Records/Tidal


4. Great skin is the foundation for a daytime beat that slays.


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Photo: Cash Money Records/Tidal

5.  If you and your bestie wear the same size, you can totes swap pieces, but don’t make this a perpetual habit.

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