i wanna know what love is

I Now Know What Love Is, Thanks to the ‘My Beyoncé’ Video

Long ago, in the 1994 movie Forest Gump, Forest (Tom Hanks) looked at his Jen-nay and said, “I’m not a smart man, but I know what love is.”

I’ve spent the 22 years since then wondering what Forest knew that I didn’t, and today this video from Chicago rapper Lil Durk featuring Detroit rapper Dej Loaf has finally given me the answer. Love is calling your partner your “Beyoncé,” because it is the nicest thing you can call someone. Love is also the strip-basketball scene from the movie Love & Basketball. And real Jen-nay-worthy love is when you combine those two things, like Durk ‘n Dej did in this video for their duet “My Beyoncé,” a.k.a. the song that will soundtrack at least 150 Valentine’s Day dinners this year.

I Now Know What Love Is, Thanks to ‘My Beyoncé’