Last night, musician Lizzo threw an elaborate watch party for the premiere of Black Is King-an anticipated musical film created by legendary singer Beyoncé which serves as a digital companion to 2019 album The Lion King.
The Grammy victor, 38, included a special shout-out in the Friday, July 31, Disney+ special to her son, 2.
Beyonce wrote in an Instagram post that the recent calls for social change had made the album even more relevant than she had hoped when she began working on it. "Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience", Disney and Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment said of the project in a statement earlier this month. "The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present".
One conversation being had about Black Is King is how itimplemented The Lion King in an original way, a quality Jon Favreau's live-action version may have lacked. Filmed in New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, the United Kingdom, and Belgium, the visual album is based on the soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift and includes videos for "Already", "Brown Skin Girl", "Mood 4 Eva" and "My Power", per CNN.
Model Naomi Campbell, Beyoncé's mother Tina Knowles-Lawson, Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o and her Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland also feature in the film. "I hope y'all love it, I hope you enjoy it and I hope y'all see it". The 8-year-old sang the introduction to 'Brown Skin Girl, ' which had viewers excited to see more.