Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s “On The Run II” Tour Video Is Inspired By A Classic Senegalese Film

Mambéty died in 1998, and while surviving members of his family living in Dakar welcomed the exposure, they said they were waiting to see if Beyoncé and Jay-Z would be more explicit in crediting Touki Bouki with time.

“Mambéty is a name that belongs, thankfully, to the universal cultural heritage,” his son Teemour Diop Mambéty told BuzzFeed News from Dakar. He welcomed the Carters’ “creative exchange” but said he was waiting for more “context” on whether his father’s oeuvre would be credited. “We must welcome any creative exchange respecting the integrity of the works and their authors.”

Touki Bouki’s release just as African countries were settling into independence in the 1970s triggered heated political debate about heritage, colonialism, and culture. Mati Diop, a niece of Mambéty who is herself a film director, used stronger language, saying she was “a little troubled” by the homage.

“It seems an art director brought them the image, and no one was concerned about the artistic and political story behind it,” she told the newspaper Libération. “There is a lot of talk about the appropriation of American black culture, but it’s interesting to see that it’s a black American artist, who communicates with it very lightly. It’s depressing and fascinating at the same time, the unbearable lightness of the mainstream.”


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Midnight Sun (March 23): Bella Thorne stars as Katie Price, a 17-year-old with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight that forces her out of her home only when it's dark. It's there that she meets and is wooed by her longtime crush, Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), who shows her a summer of nighttime adventures. This one is sure to be a tearjerker. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Station 19 (March 22): The long-awaited premiere of the Grey's Anatomy firefighter spinoff is finally here! ABC has already teased a little of what we can expect with a crossover episode earlier this month, and based on the trailer, we know there'll be plenty of action and drama — not to mention a new hero in Jaina Lee Ortiz's character Andy Herrera — making its way to the TGIT lineup starting on March 22 at 9 pm ET. (ABC/Mitch Haaseth)


Santa Claria Diet season 2 (March 23): Sheila and Joel Hammond (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant) try to put on normal faces as they work to figure out how, exactly, Sheila got infected with the virus that turned her into a zombie — but with her taste for blood just growing, it's easier said than done. Santa Clarita Diet season 2 premieres on Netflix on March 23. (Photo via Netflix)


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel _ Amazon

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Goys: Kevin T. Porter and Demi Adejuyigbe, who did an episode-by-episode breakdown of the entire Gilmore Girls series on their Gilmore Guys podcast, have turned their joint attention to Amy Sherman-Palladino's lastest creation, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Considering we already can't wait for the second season, we're so glad the Maisel Goys are on it. (Photo via Amazon Studios)


Round two of Beyoncé and JAY-Z's On the Run II tour tickets on sale (March 23): Get your credit cards ready and set those alarms: the follow-up to the husband-and-wife team's blockbuster 2014 On The Run tour was announced last week, and while most of the tour dates' tickets went on sale on March 19, tickets for some of the duo's European tour stops get their official release on Friday, March 23. What better reason to book a European vacation than to see Bey and Jay hit the stage on the other side of the world? (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Fo)


RuPaul's Drag Race season 10 premiere (March 22): With another lineup of killer queens set to compete and a star-studded guest lineup that includes Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, Billy Eichner, and more, it might be one of the biggest and best seasons yet. Watch the premiere on Thursday, March 22 at 8pm ET on VH1. (Photo via VH1)

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