Tracee Ellis Ross Recreated Her Mom’s ‘Work That Body’ Video-I’m Here For It


SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 14: (L-R) Actress Rhonda Ross Kendrick, son Raif Kendrick, Ross Arne Naess, Books and Cookies owner Chudney Ross, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, recording artist Diana Ross and actor Evan Ross attend the grand opening of Books and Cookies on May 14, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Let me count the ways I love Tracee Ellis Ross. I didn’t think I could love her anymore, but now she’s outdone herself. If you live under a rock, you might not know that Tracee is the daughter of musical icon, Ms. Diana SnatchYourWig Ross. (Now ya know) And now Tracee is paying homage to her mother with an amazing new project, recreating her mom’s “Work That Body” video. Click below for more details!


“I am keenly aware of how we as women (and most specifically women of color) are presented and portrayed in media and how we present ourselves. And here was my mama from almost 30 years ago on the surface doing something that often snags me in videos today but why did I feel differently about it?


Of course it’s fun to watch because its my mom looking stupid gorgeous (she was 36 and already had 3 kids -Rhonda, Chudney and I- by the time she shot this!! I mean, WHAT?!??!?!) and it’s a celebration of music and style and the 80’s. But, there is something more.” 

I agree, Tracee. There IS something more. So glad you did this, and are sharing this special moment with us. Take a look at the video below!

What do you think about Tracee’s recreation? Did she get it right? (As if she could do any wrong)


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