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    Beyoncé's "The Lion King: The Gift" Album Is So Mind-Blowing, I Feel Personally Attacked

    Always bet on Beyoncé. 🤯

    While you were sleeping last night, Beyoncé dropped an incredible album filled with features from African artists which she called "a love letter" to the continent.

    The project, titled The Lion King: The Gift, serves as a complementary album to the live-action film, a remake of the 1994 original.

    So let's talk about this mind-blowing album, shall we?

    On it, Beyoncé sings to her children, talks about her father on a track called "FIND YOUR WAY BACK," brags about being THAT BITCH (!!!) on "MOOD 4 EVA," and praises dark skinned women like Lupita Nyong'o on "BROWN SKIN GIRL."

    In addition to serving us sounds straight from the motherland, the "Freedom" singer used the album to uplift Black people and shine a light on several deserving African musicians, and I thank her for it.

    The album also features cameos from US artists like Childish Gambino (he voices adult Simba in the film), JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and our very own Princess, Blue Ivy.

    I wasn't the only one who felt personally attacked by all of the greatness that the album offered.

    Beyoncé really didn’t have to go this hard. Our multitalented, unproblematic, timeless lion queen!!! #TheLionKing #TheGiftAlbum

    Meanwhile, most fans already anticipated something spectacular from their Queen of the BeyHive.

    Me to Beyoncé after listening to #TheGiftAlbum :

    It was the empowering song with Blue, Saint Jhn and Wizkid that had many in their feelings, though.

    BROWN SKIN GIRL really just sat here and made my ass cry, Blue snatched my whole scalp. Such a beautiful song, inspiring. Beyoncé you have done it once again. SaINt JHN & WizKid you’re both honestly amazing. Stream for better skin. My heart honestly swells at it. Black is beauty.


    And rightfully so.

    “Brown skin girl, skin just like pearls, best thing in the world, I’d never change it for anybody, singing” - BLUE IVY CARTER 😭💙 the way they’re teaching her to love herself and her culture is beyond beautiful #TheGiftAlbum

    Blue did what she had to do.

    blue walking out of the studio knowing she ended beyoncè on brown skin girl #TheGiftAlbum

    Others were here for Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter talking her shit.

    I love a shit talking Beyoncé! Mood 4 Eva gave me that. And the busta sample! Listen!!!! #TheGift

    We stan a self-aware queen!

    In general, the album was well-received.


    This person was ready to listen to it on repeat.

    “How many times are you gonna listen to Beyoncé’s ‘The Gift’ album?” #TheGiftAlbum

    Me, tbh.

    At the end of the day, this guy summed it up best.

    Whew, it must suck not to stan the Queen of music. #THEGIFT

    Have you heard Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Go get your blessings!