Beyonce Casting Black & Brown People From Different Cultures For “Brown Skin Girl” Video: She Wants Normal People To Tell Their Story
Beyonce‘s Lion King album is the gift that keeps on giving. Her creative team, Parkwood Entertainment, is notorious for keeping the details of her projects under sworn secrecy – but the need for subjects for her latest video may have blown the Queen Bey’s cover. According to reports, Beyonce’s next single from the album, “Lion King: The Gift,” is “Brown Skin Girl” – featuring Saint John and WizKid. The song – which salutes the beauty of melanin – went viral shortly after release due to fans’ #BrownSkinGirlChallenge.
The alleged casting notice called for the following:
“…Black and brown people of different cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, genders and ages…in London.”
A source says,
“Beyoncé wanted this video to truly represent the essence of the song. She may refer to Naomi Campbell and Lupita Nyong’o in the track but she was keen to have normal people step forward and tell their stories.”
“Her casting team called for all different family structures to apply including ‘blended, single parent, queer and adopted. Trained actors and dancers were also wanted but the main focus is on showcasing a variety of body shapes and ages, from as young as six months to the elderly.”
British director, Jenn Nkiru, is working with Mrs. Carter again for “Brown Skin Girl,” after the creative success of their last collaboration – the “Apesh*t” video.
Who’s excited for the “Brown Skin Girl” video?
Written by Miata Shanay