Beyoncé’s new album, ‘Lemonade’, debuted last night (April 23) on HBO in America, with a lavish film accompaniment. You can now stream the whole thing on Tidal – look out for these 10 cameos.
1. Ballerina Michaela DePrince
DePrince, a 21-year-old ballerina currently with the Dutch National Ballet, appears in ‘Freedom’, Beyoncé’s Kendrick Lamar collaboration.
2. Leah Chase
Renowned as the queen of Creole cuisine, New Orleans’ Leah Chase is 93 years old and this year will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual US cooking awards, the James Beards. In ‘Lemonade’ she appears in the gap between ‘6 Inch’ and ‘Daddy Lessons’.
3. Zendaya and Amandla Stenberg
Disney star Zendaya and Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg just hanging out in a tree.
4. Quvenzhané Wallis
12-year-old Wallis was the youngest ever Oscar nominee for Best Actress, and the first person born in the 21st century to have received such a nomination from the Academy, for her starring role in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
5. Winnie Harlow
Canadian model Winnie Harlow came to fame via America’s Next Top Model. “So honoured to have worked with you and to be acknowledged by you Beyoncé” she wrote in response to her appearance.
6. Blue Ivy & Jay Z
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy, at her birthday. She also appears in the ‘Formation’ video.
These French-Cuban twin sisters, who released their self-titled debut last year, appear here in the sort-of album closer, ‘All Night’, before ‘Formation’ kicks in during the credits.
8. Youtubers Chloe & Halle Bailey
Chloe and Halle are sisters and teen YouTube stars who are known for their cover of Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’. She’s since reportedly signed them on a $1m record deal.
9. Mothers whose sons were unjustly killed
These three – Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton; Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr; and Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden – appear in the poignant visual accompaniment to ‘Forward’, Beyoncé’s collaboration with James Blake.
10. Serena Williams
Tennis legend Serena and music legend Beyoncé team up for the pretty legendary ‘Sorry’, which contains lines like “I don’t give a fuck / chucking my deuces up / Suck on my balls, pause, I had enough / I ain’t thinking ’bout you”.