So, we’ve watched this video 107,307,329,742 times already…and you will too.
Tracee Ellis Ross paid homage to her mother Diana Ross by remaking her 1981 music video “Work That Body.” T-Murda teased the “secret” project on Instagram, but never divulged the real reason she was dancing around in a black leotard.
On her personal website, Tracee explained her reasoning behind recreating her mother’s classic music video. Not that it needed an explanation, but this is what Tracee had to say:
“I was watching and thinking: why does watching this woman dancing around in barely any clothes with her tush to the camera make me feel joyful and empowered when the same kind of image in most music videos today doesn’t give me that feeling? I know this is my mom … so obviously I’m projecting a connection and I know it was a different time, it was the 80’s. But still, it didn’t feel like she was dancing as a presentation of herself or like she was offering up her bits, which I feel like most videos are these days.”
In the video, the 42-year-old Blackish actress jumps rope, lifts weights, and shakes what her mama gave her – literally.
It’s like, how can you NOT love Tracee Ellis Ross?
Watch the cute tribute video up top.
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Tracee Ellis Ross Remakes Her Mother Diana Ross’ “Work That Body” Music Video & It’s Perfect was originally published on globalgrind.com