Beyoncé shares exclusive special message ahead of 'Black is King' debut

"GMA" got a first look at never-before-seen footage from "Black is King," the visual album that begins streaming July 31 exclusively on Disney+.
2:19 | 07/30/20

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Transcript for Beyoncé shares exclusive special message ahead of 'Black is King' debut
night sleep with cozy pa jam jamas. Beyonce herself, the highly anticipated debut of her visual album "Black is king" happens tonight on Disney plus and right now just for us on "Gma," Beyonce recorded us a very special message and shared her vision for the project and some never before seen video, some of the shots that are just amazing from the film. Take a look. Black is king is finally here. I'm so excited you guys get to watch it tonight on Disney plus. It's been a year in the making. 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 video, fashion, dance, beautiful natural settings and raw new talent but all started in my backyard, 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 light. 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. For "Black is king" means black is regal and rich in history, in purpose and in lineage. I hope y'all love it. I hope you enjoy it and I hope y'all see it tonight. Wow, thank you so much, Beyonce. The film is based on the music of "Lion king," the gift. The goal Beyonce says was to reimagine lessons from kings and queens in search of their own crowns. Featured an amazing cast including Naomi Campbell, Lupita nyong'o, Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter, blue ivy. Guys, check it out. "Black is king" debuting tonight, 3:00 A.M. Eastern, 12:00 A.M. Pacific on Disney plus, set your alarms.

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