Music·Posted on Aug 16, 2019Normani's "Motivation" Video Is So Nostalgic, I'm Ready To Time Travel Back To The Early 2000sBeyoncé, Britney Spears, and many more.by Terry Carter Jr.BuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Last night, Normani finally dropped "Motivation," the new single from her highly anticipated debut album, and, yes, it's a banger!!! View this video on YouTube youtube.com *slams the replay button* The music video, which is also 🔥🔥🔥, pays tribute to artists from the '90s and early 2000s, and already has fans piecing together all of the throwback pop culture references in it. Normani @Normani motivation at midnight !!!! so excited ahhhhhh hope you love it ✨ y’all know I love the early 2000’s 03:13 AM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Here are all of the artists Normani paid homage to, according to Twitter: Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez: IG @BEATBYCLAY @BeatbyClay Normani did what she had to do!!! PERIODTTT! She payed homage to early 2000’s music and music videos while also making it her own! Ugh the FLAVOR (Beyonce crazy in love- jlo I’m real remix) 04:31 AM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Britney Spears: 🚀™ @ronnierocketz okay @Normani’s video for #Motivation is 🔥. I noticed (and correct me if I’m wrong) subtle nods to certain iconic music videos of the 00’s. Beyoncé — ‘Crazy in Love’ Britney Spears — ‘...Baby One More Time’ Jennifer Lopez — ‘I’m Real (Remix)’ might be forgetting one more. 04:31 AM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Ashanti and 3LW: Unfriendly Black Hotgirl @pennielane__ Miss @Normani gave us some Ashanti. Some 3LW. Some NOLA. BIIITCH. OUR GOOD SIS HAS COME TO GIVE US #Motivation 04:07 AM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Ciara and Omarion: NILE 🐝 @itsLiterallyHim In #Motivation By Normani I seen Homage to Beyoncé- Crazy In Love Ciara- 1,2 Step Omarion- Touch Britney Spears- Baby One More Time What else did I miss?? 02:32 PM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Janet Jackson and Mya: Mike Adam @MikeAdamOnAir #Motivation, both the song & video, by @Normani FEELS like so many of the artists that have inspired her... from Beyonce to Ciara, from Janet to Mya. The song gives you nostalgic vibes. It pays homage to those that have influenced #Normani, while she carves out a lane of her own. 01:42 PM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Aaliyah: Sabi @Sabahattin1985 @Normani ‘s makeup in the beginning of #Motivation gives me #Aaliyah “Rock The Boat” vibez. is it just me? 02:40 PM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite It's all very meta, when you really think about it... Alex Yijia Ding @alexyding she is CITING j-lo with this video. early beyonce. britney. she is paying homage to that legacy while AT THE SAME TIME projecting herself—thru time & thru the eyes of a black girl watching TV—into that very canon. I love 😭 #Normani https://t.co/IcCB1pMD65 05:34 AM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite This person summed it up perfectly. IMAC ELBAKAERBNU @BeySatisfied I don’t think y’all understand. I DON’T THINK YALL UNDERSTAND. Like yes it was super fun and upbeat but that fact that it also represents how normani is to little black girls what 90s/2000s black female artists were to her! The layers! The metaphors! 04:08 AM - 16 Aug 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite In other words, Normani DID what she had to DO! 👏🏾 Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF RCA Records / Via giphy.com What other #FBF pop culture references did you spot in the "Motivation" music video? Tell us in the comments!