"It's Something I Grew Up Watching"

Beyoncé is excited for her kids- Blue Ivy and twins Sir and Rumi Carter- to see the upcoming. The Lion King remake. In her first interview in six years, Bey speaks about her role in the new live-action movie and about her mom’s WACO Wearable Art Gala.


Co-founded by Beyonce’s mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson, the Waco Wearable Art Gala raises money for their North Hollywood non-profit gallery and performance space. In addition, money raised from the gala also helps fund their mentorship programs Tina’s Angels and Richard’s Warriors, which empowers inner-city students ages 12 to 14.

“The WACO gala is exciting for me because it’s one of the only red carpets I do with my family,” Bey said. “My daughter gets to dress up and my husband,” she added. “This year’s [theme is] Lion King, which obviously I play Nala, so it’s the first time I’m doing any appearance as a person that stars in the Lion King. It’s something I grew up watching and I’m so excited for my kids to see it.”

Beyoncé added, “My mother and Richard believe that art is a representation of our history. Right now there’s a shift, in these incredibly talented emerging black artists getting their due. I love so many great African-American artists, and I’m just so excited that these young black artists are getting their due. My mother has always been an entrepreneur, and she’s taking that and teaching these young women that they can be entrepreneurs, exposing them to things that they would probably never see.”

You can catch the Lion King in theaters on July 19, 2019!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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