Beyonce In Talks To Produce 'Lion King' Soundtrack And Voice Nala

Looks like Beyonce has a lot in store for her fans as she slowly makes her comeback. The new mother of twins is reportedly considering to take part in the upcoming remake of The Lion King.

According to Screen Rant, Jon Favreau, the award-winning director of the highly-anticipated CG adaptation of The Lion King, is keen on getting Beyonce to voice the future queen of Pride Rock, Nala.

Apparently, Favreau finds Beyonce’s headstrong and tough female image fitting for the role. Aside from the director, there were also claims that Disney is also working hard to close the deal with Beyonce.

An insider revealed that “since it’s a voice-acting role…the studio and director will do whatever it takes to accommodate [Beyonce’s] schedule.”

And it looks like the Grammy Award-winning singer is close to solidifying the deal. Sources revealed that Beyonce already expressed interest to join The Lion King as the voice of Nala.

Aside from lending her voice to the character, reports noted that Beyonce might produce the movie’s soundtrack as well.

However, The Tracking Board revealed that the role of Nala has yet to be confirmed, adding that Disney might be saving the announcement for last because of Beyonce’s possible involvement in it.

Apparently, Beyonce’s potential participation in the soundtrack has made the negotiation process more complicated, so much so that it’s nearly as important as the movie itself.

If Beyonce and Disney landed a deal, fans can expect the singer to bring new songs to the film, as well as classics from the original animated version.

News of Beyonce possibly joining The Lion King comes on the heels of the announcement that Captain America: Civil War actors Alfre Woodward and John Kani have been confirmed to join the cast as lioness Sarabi and mystic monkey Rafiki, respectively.

If the singer did land the role, she will also be joining a star-studded cast, including Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumba, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu, and James Earl Jones returning to the role of Mufasa.

The LionKing is expected to come out in July 2019.

Meanwhile, several reports claimed that Beyonce will be quite busy soon. It has been alleged that the “Formation” singer will be making guest appearances on her husband’s “4:44” tour.

There were also claims that the singer is the frontrunner to perform 007‘s new theme song. According to Radar Online, Beyonce might replace Adele who recorded “Skyfall” in 2012.

However, it is worth noting that Beyonce has not confirmed the claims so it’s best to take everything with a pinch of salt.

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JAY-Z Breaks Silence About Infamous Elevator Fight With Beyonce's Sister Solange

JAY-Z finally opened up about his controversial and violent clash with Beyonce's sister Solange at the 2014 Met Gala party.

On Friday, the 47-year-old rap mogul discussed different issues in his life and career during an hour-long podcast interview with the Rap Radar. JAY-Z did not hold back in sharing his side of the story, including the infamous elevator fight with Solange.

Although the rapper did not give specific details on what sparked the argument and how it escalated to a physical fight, he confirmed that it was the only time they had a disagreement and haven't fought since.

The father of three also reiterated that he's always had a great relationship with his wife's sister, adding that Solange is not just his sister-in-law but her sister.

“We've had one disagreement. Before and after, we've been cool. That's my sister. Not my sister-in-law, no, my sister. Period.”

Proving that the elevator fight with Solange was already a thing of the past, JAY-Z quipped about the incident during the interview and expressed his admiration to his sister-in-law's music.

“I think we went into the elevator as great artists. I've always loved Solange's music; I thought she was slept on until this last album [“A Seat at the Table.”] I think Bey made an incredible album before, a hundred of them.”

JAY-Z claims that he only had one rare disagreement with Solange. [Image by Christopher Polk/Getty Images]

To recall, JAY-Z and Solange were engaged in a physical altercation while inside an elevator. According to reports, the trio attended a Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel in New York when it all went down.

In a surveillance video obtained by TMZ, Solange can be seen ferociously attacking JAY-Z, wildly kicking and swinging at him inside the elevator. Beyonce can also be seen standing next to the rapper without getting physically involved.

The fight became so intense that a bodyguard had to step in and hold back Solange, who continues to strike JAY-Z. The rapper, on the other hand, did not attempt to strike her back.

Eventually, the group exits the elevator and leaves the venue — Beyonce and Solange in the same car while security walks JAY-Z in a different one.

To this date, it remains unclear what really caused the violent fight. Despite the lack of information, Beyonce did address the incident by releasing a statement, claiming that the “family has worked through it.”

Beyonce even brought up the controversial feud in the remix version of her hit song “Flawless,” saying, “Of course, sometimes s— go down when there's $1 billion on an elevator.”

JAY-Z also appeared to make a public apology to Solange on his new song “Kill Jay Z.”

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