Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez has released a remix of her single ‘Body Count’ featuring Normani and Kehlani.
Adding even more female power to the unapologetic track, the ‘Body Count’ remix reinforces the message that women should not be judged for how many people they’ve been intimate with. As Jessie sings in the original and in the remix, “We gon’ love who we wanna love.”
It’s a known fact that women are often shamed for the number of people they’ve slept with, however, men are more likely to be celebrated for it. During her fierce verse, Normani demands respect for women everywhere as she sings “You were birthed by a woman, show some f**king respect, I like you much better when you shut up.”
Kehlani also references the double standards of female shaming, stating “if the tables turned and it was dollar signs per body, you would be one very rich and wealthy man”.
‘Body Count’ remix is a powerful feminist anthem from our new favourite girl gang, which sends out a clear and important message. We salute you, Jessie, Normani and Kehlani.
Take a listen to ‘Body Count’ remix below.
Kehlani and Normani took to Twitter to share their collaboration with Jessie and to emphasise their love for each other as artists. Describing the original ‘Body Count’ as “already crazy”, Kehlani added that Normani “put one of the coldest verses I’ve heard in a while” on it, before declaring Jessie as the “f**kin future”.
“if the tables turned and it was dollar signs per body, you would be one very rich and wealthy man”
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) August 24, 2018
Normani also shared her adoration for Jessie, describing her as “the illest” before thanking her for allowing her to be a part of a song she was already “so in love with”.
@Jessiereyez You’re the illest ? ???? Thank you for having me as part of this remix. Literally insane because I had already been so in love with the record. FR FR!!! I feel like I spoke this into existence hahaha love you mama and so excited for all to come. Fuck em uppp
— Normani (@Normani) August 24, 2018
‘Body Count’ remix is available now. The track is taken from Jessie’s forthcoming Being Human in Public EP which will also include ‘Apple Juice’ and ‘Sola’.