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Blue Ivy Carter at the 2024 Grammy Awards
Blue Ivy Carter at the 2024 Grammy Awards
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Blue Ivy Carter’s ‘Mufasa’ Role Is Nepotism Done Right & The Internet’s Support So Heartwarming

Get ready to see everyone’s favorite nepo baby on the big screen. On April 29, the first trailer for Mufasa: The Lion King was released it revealed that the one and only Blue Ivy Carter, eldest daughter of Beyoncé, will be the voice of Kaira. Here’s everything we know about Blue Ivy’s first Disney blockbuster voice-acting role. 

Mufasa: The Lion King is a live-action musical just like the first movie, The Lion King (2019). Beyoncé is reprising her role as Queen Nala, and Donald Glover returns to voice King Simba. Blue Ivy will voice their daughter Kiara in the film. Other prequel actors will also be returning, with Seth Rogen playing Pumbaa and Billy Eichner playing Timon. Lin-Manual Miranda, who recently worked on music for the live-action film The Little Mermaid, is penning new music for the movie.

When the news broke that Blue Ivy was going to be voice-acting in the upcoming Disney film, the internet went crazy. Blue Ivy fans are excited to see her continue to shine and receive praise for her success. 

While some have had some not-so-nice things to say about Beyoncé’s daughter receiving this amazing opportunity, the Beyhive has been “going to war” and defending Blue Ivy against online critics — and rightfully so.

She’s clearly very talented and has already shined in multiple projects with her mother. 

Beyoncé released The Lion King: The Gift, music for the film The Lion King (2019), occupying its release. Blue Ivy is famously featured on BROWN SKIN GIRL. The music video for the song earned Blue Ivy her first Grammy for Best Music Video. She was also in the album’s visual film Black Is King. Blue Ivy previously held the record for the youngest female artist to make the Billboard Top 100, but it was recently broken by her little sister, Rumi Carter, thanks to her feature on Beyoncé’s song “Protector” off of the Cowboy Carter album. 

But Blue Ivy’s accomplishments didn’t stop there. She gained even more recognition when she began performing “My Power” on The Renaissance World Tour

Even though she’s Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s child, Blue Ivy has worked hard to build a career at such an early age. Many of us have heard about how hard she practiced for her stage performance in Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé. She ignored the haters and continued to get better with every performance. 

Nepo babies get bad reps for often not working for their accolades, but it’s clear that’s not Blue Ivy. We know she’s going to kill it as Kaira in Mufasa: The Lion King and I for one can’t wait to see what other opportunities come her way next. 

EnJanae Taylor is a Her Campus national writer. She writes for the Style section, covering beauty, fashion, and decor. She graduated from LSU, earning bachelor’s degrees in fashion merchandising and journalism. She was also the entertainment editor and later the managing editor of LSU’s award-winning newspaper, The Reveille. EnJanae’ is currently a contributing writer for Southern Living. She’s previously written for The Everygirl, College Fashionista, and Basic Magazine. EnJanae’ loves everything fashion and pop culture related. Her favorite activities are going to the movies, shopping, and seeing her favorite artists in concert. She also runs a food account with her best friend and loves eating a good meal.