She is the queen of surprises and Sunday morning was
no different when South Africans woke up to a video teaser of the star’s new
She is the queen of surprises and Sunday morning was no different when South Africans woke up to a video teaser of the star’s new visual album.
The new visual album, which is titled 'Black Is King', is said to be inspired by 'The Lion King'.
The album will be launched on a streaming network next month. As expected, the surprising visual album teaser quickly gathered momentum and trended worldwide. The South African beehive, as Beyoncé fans are known, were quick to latch onto the trending news, as they noticed a few familiar faces.
.@Beyonce speaks on her upcoming film #BLACKISKING:— THE NEIGHBORHOOD TALK (@TNHTalk) June 29, 2020
“I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people.” 🐝 pic.twitter.com/IDRJv4SNTg
Thank you @Beyonce. I’m sitting here in tears because you are so proud to be black. I appreciate you for not playing it “safe” but, reminding people who may have forgotten that we are strong. Our AFRICAN ANCESTORS made us that way and THIS is OUR Birthright. #blackisking ✊🏾 https://t.co/fbsNCxt9N1— TAMAR "THUG" BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) June 28, 2020
"‘Black Is King’ is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” Disney and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment said in announcing the visual album. “The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.”
Some of the familiar South African faces that star in the video teaser include: Connie Chiume, Nandi Madida, Nyaniso Dzedze, Warren Masemola, and "My Power" collaborator Moonchild Sanelly.
The album is also said to feature the following artists: Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, and Jessie Reyez, as well as African artists including Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Busiswa, and Salatiel.
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