Beyoncé has given her fans another teaser of her long-awaited film Black Is King ahead of its release on Friday July 31.
Described by the 24-time Grammy winner as a 'labour of love', the project with Disney has been in the works for more than a year. It is based on Beyoncé's album The Gift which was released to coincide with her role as Nala in 2019's Lion King remake, and features African artists like Burna Boy and Mr Eazi.
On Wednesday, Beyoncé released a new trailer (in addition to the original one released weeks ago) two days before the film drops on Disney Plus, which fans quickly noticed stars Bey and Jay-Z's eldest daughter Blue Ivy.
The eight-year-old can be seen flashing a smile to the camera while dressed up in pearls with her hair in an elegant bun. Her mother's latest single 'Black Parade' plays in the background.
By now, Blue is a regular in her mother's projects, also appearing in last year's video for 'Spirit' and her vocals featuring on 'Brown Skin Girl' (for which she's actually since won an NAACP Image and BET award). And as she grows up, the resemblance to her mother becomes more and more apparent to fans.
Other cameos in the film - which is a celebration of Blackness and Black excellence - include Naomi Campbell, model Adut Akech, actor Lupita Nyong’o, Bey's best friend and former bandmate Kelly Rowland, her husband Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams.
Beyoncé's latest offering 'reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns', a press release explains.
Black Is King has undoubtedly taken on an increased resonance with its timely release following the resurgence of the anti-racist Black Lives Matter movement and outrage over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and more - of which Beyoncé has been consistently vocal about.
We can't wait to watch it.
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