(AllHipHop News) Disney’s remake of The Lion King arrives in theaters on July 19. Jon Favreau’s photorealistic computer animated film stars Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala.
Beyoncé extended her involvement with The Lion King by attending the Wearable Art Gala in an outfit inspired by the movie. “A Journey To The Pride Lands” was the theme of the night. While at the event, the Lemonade album creator also gave a rare interview for Own TV’s OWN Presents: Inside WACO’s Wearable Art Gala.
“The Wearable Art Gala is exciting for me because it’s one of the only red carpets that I do with my family. My daughter gets to dress up and my husband. This year it’s Lion King, which obviously I play Nala,” said Bey.
She continued, “So it’s the first time I’m doing an appearance as a person that stars in The Lion King, which is something that I grew up watching. I’m so excited for my kids to see it, but it means even more to share this experience and culture of The Lion King with my mother and my family.”
The Wearable Art Gala is an annual charity affair presented by Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson. Knowles-Carter, Solange Knowles-Ferguson, and Kelly Rowland served as co-chairs. Comedian Tiffany Haddish hosted the gala.
“Right now there’s a shift, and these incredibly talented emerging black artists are 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,” added Beyoncé. “My mother just praised being black and made sure we were proud and we were very aware of our roots. We saw how beautiful and profound black women were, and how different we were and how you couldn’t put us in one box.”