All eyes are on Queen Bey’s spectacular visual album “Black Is King” (streaming exclusively on Disney+) currently snatching wigs, feeding souls and re-setting an already untouchable bar while reimagining the lessons from “The Lion King” for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.
The dazzling film features an impressive collection of creatives including directors Emmanuel Adjei (the film “Shahmaran”), Blitz Bazawule (the film “The Burial of Kojo”), Pierre Debusschere (Beyoncé’s “Mine” and “Ghost” videos), Jenn Nkiru (“BLACK TO TECHNO” film), Ibra Ake (creative director and producer on Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video), Dikayl Rimmasch (“CACHAO, UNO MAS” film), Jake Nava (Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” “Single Ladies” and “Partition” videos) and co-director and long-time collaborator of Beyoncé, Kwasi Fordjour.
Filmed in various locations, the film’s cinematography captures beautiful people and landscapes across continents, starting in New York, then Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London and Belgium. From all those places came an extraordinary cast of actors and dancers that influenced the film’s rich tableau and vibrant choreography.
A celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience, “Black Is King” includes full-length videos for the songs “Already,” “Brown Skin Girl,” “Mood 4 Eva” and “My Power” off last year’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album.
Whew, it’s quite the home viewing experience that, once again, elevates Beyoncé’s visual prowess to untouchable levels with iconic moments that sparked hilarious hysteria across Blue Ivy’s internet.
Peep the absolute BEST (and funniest) tweets from “Black Is King” on the flip.
We are the horse and the horse is us
“How Beyoncé expect me to stream this masterpiece, learn choreography and be at work on time?! #BlackIsKing” – haaaaaa
“Me liking every tweet on here just to see the little lion pop up 😂 #BlackIsKing” – you and everyone else
“The only white person in the movie is a butler #blackisking” – Bey’s mind >
“This is the only correct way to brush your teeth #BlackIsKing” – ICONIC
“the visuals for don’t jealous me, mood 4 eva, brown skin girl, and my power had me like: #BlackIsKing” – the power they have
“The way #BlackIsKing kept getting better and better and better all through to the end. I’m speechless!!” – it’s amazingggg
“Funny how Rapunzel been quiet ever since! #BlackIsKing” – she’s SHAKING in her tower
“Me explaining to everyone that we were beauty before they even knew what beauty was #BlackIsKing” – someone has to do it
Beyoncé in every #BlackIsKing scene:” – Beyoncé does what Beyoncé wants
“me going down the timeline liking everything with #BlackIsKing” – us, too!
“my tears during otherside #BlackIsKing” – whew, the feels
“Me right now because I decided to stay up until 2am watching #BlackIsKing” – understandable
“CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS CHOREO IN MY POWER #BlackIsKing” – we have time