Black Is King is an nearly 90-minute visual album from Beyonce, released on Disney+. The party concluded in the pool at midnight (when the film became available on Disney+) where Lizzo and friends queued up Black Is King on an outdoor screen.
But its release on Friday followed a surge of worldwide protests about racial injustice prompted by the killings of Black men and women at the hands of USA police. For the most part, Bey's collaborators on her The Lion King: The Gift album make their return on Black Is King. The singer took to Instagram last month to announce the upcoming album, calling it "a labor of love" and "her passion project".
Beyonce's new visual album celebrating black culture has been greeted with rapturous reviews, arriving in the middle of a cultural reckoning about race and social justice. The Moroccan flag can be seen at the minute 4.18 in the 4.45 minute-long video clip.
Black Is King was in production for one year and features special guests such as models Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Tina Knowles-Lawson, author and Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong'o, singer Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z, among others.
It was only in May when Adele broke her social media hiatus and posted a new photo of her showing off her noticeable transformation.
But Beyonce also has faced criticism, especially from outside the United States, for deploying what some call stereotypical visuals of "African tradition" - face paint and feathers, for example.
Wow. Another personal story comes from journalist Evette Dionne, who found herself in tears watching Black Is King with her mother.
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