Tracee Ellis Ross is shaking what her mama gave her!
The NAACP Image Award-winning Black-ish actress recently decided to recreate Diana Ross' music video for "Work That Body." The single appeared on the singer's 1981 album, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, and was a Top 10 hit in the U.K.
Elliss Ross, 42, is the second-born daughter of Ross, 71, who has five children.
"I decided to recreate my mom's 'Work That Body' video from 1981 as a fun experiment and a surprise for my mama! And ODE to her! While she has so, so many incredible moments to choose from, this one had an impact on me. At first I wasn't sure why, but in true 'Tracee' fashion I became a little obsessed. I like to study these things until I am clear about what I'm seeing, what it's making me feel, and why," she wrote on her website. "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?"