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Is Beyoncé Playing Nala in the Live-Action 'Lion King' Remake? What Does that Even Mean?

Beyoncé is the latest star in talks to join the star-studded cast of the 'Lion King.'

Beyoncé is in final negotiations to play Nala in the upcoming Lion King live-action remake, according to online-based, Beyoncé news source, The Beyhive Team.


According to their Twitter page, the singer will voice the character and manage the movie's soundtrack for a whopping $25 million. The soundtrack will include the original songs as well as new productions from the singer.

The movie's star-studded line-up already includes Donald Glover, as Simba, and James Earl Jones, who'll reprise his role as Mufasa. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Birtish-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is currently in talks to voice the villainous Scar. Other names include Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and John Oliver.

What exactly does playing a voice actor in a live-action flick entail? Why does it need voice actors if it's "live-action" film? We don't know either, but we'll pretty much watch anything that Beyoncé is involved in, so there's that.

There hasn't been any official confirmation from the singer's team, but if it does come, it will probably be in the form of an Instagram post, so be on the lookout!

Either way, the Queen of everything—and the possible future queen of Pride Rock—has some time to announce the news—Lion King doesn't hits theaters until July 19, 2019.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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