The eight-year-old makes a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in a new trailer for the project shared to Beyoncé’s Instagram late yesterday. In the clip, Blue can be seen in the sweetest princess attire, wearing an off-the-shoulder, cream-colored ball gown with a pearl-strand necklace and gold shell-adorned tiara. Her hair is pulled back into a bun, and she’s rocking a glamorous red lip.
Blue is just one of a slew of high-profile cameos featured in Black Is King. Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, and Pharrell, as well as Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z, and her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, all make appearances. The superstar shared more insight into the creation of her latest endeavor during a recorded message for Good Morning America today.
“Black Is King is finally here! Now I’m so excited you guys get to watch it tonight on Disney+. It’s been a year in the making,” said Beyoncé during her video message. “I worked with a diverse group of very gifted directors and actors and creatives from all over the world to reimagine the story of The Lion King. The narrative unfolds through music videos, fashion, dance, beautiful natural settings, and raw new talent, but it all started in my backyard.”
Beyoncé also explained what the phrase “Black Is King” means to her and the film at large. “So from my house to Johannesburg to Ghana to London to Belgium to the Grand Canyon—it was truly a journey to bring this film to life,” she said. “And my hope for this film is that it shifts the global perception of the word black, which has always meant inspiration and love and strength and beauty to me. Black Is King means ‘black is regal and rich in history, in purpose, and in language.’ I hope you all love it, I hope you enjoy it, and I hope y’all see it tonight.”
For more info visit: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a33468544/blue-ivy-black-is-king-cameo/