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Shahadi Wright Joseph & JD McCrary Recorded Vocals For 'The Lion King' Together

Shahadi Wright Joseph & JD McCrary Recorded Vocals For 'The Lion King' Together

Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary pose for a photo at the Build Series studio on Friday (July 19) in New York City.

The young stars were in attendance to talk about their new movie The Lion King, where they voice Young Nala and Young Simba.

During their appearance, Shahadi and JD talked about the recording process, and how the did all their voice recordings together.

“I’m so glad that we actually got the opportunity to do that because I feel like it wouldn’t have been as authentic or it wouldn’t have sounded like we were actually friends if we hadn’t worked with each other,” Shahadi dished.

“Whenever I was in a scene with somebody, they were there with me. It was pretty cool,” JD added.

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Lion King's Shahadi Wright Joseph Drops Debut Single 'Skin I'm In' - Listen Now!

Lion King's Shahadi Wright Joseph Drops Debut Single 'Skin I'm In' - Listen Now!

Check out Shahadi Wright Joseph‘s debut single “Skin I’m In!”

The Lion King star, who voices Young Nala in the film, released the inspiring pop and R&B song this week via Billboard.

“I’m loving this skin I’m in, I’m in/ But at times it can get so hard/ I’m loving this skin I’m in, I’m in/ But I’m bigger than my scars,” she sings.

“‘Skin I’m In’ is an anthem to remind us all to love ourselves on our best and worst days,” Shahadi said. “Daily challenges are unavoidable but can be taken in stride when we choose to say, ‘I am enough.’”

Listen to “Skin I’m In” below, and don’t miss Shahadi Wright Joseph in The Lion King when it hits theaters on July 19!

READ MORE: Shahadi Wright Joseph Finally Meets Beyonce at ‘The Lion King’ Premiere


‘Skin Im In’ Official Billboard Exclusive

Shahadi Wright Joseph Finally Meets Beyonce at 'The Lion King' Premiere

Shahadi Wright Joseph Finally Meets Beyonce at 'The Lion King' Premiere

It happened – Shahadi Wright Joseph met Beyonce!!!

The 14-year-old actress’ main goal while attending The Lion King premiere was to meet Queen Bey.

“Soooooo….this happened. I’m looking cool on the outside but INSIDE…👀🙀🤯😁😁😁😄🤩🤩🤩,” she captioned a photo on Instagram.

Earlier in the day, Shahadi made an appearance on Daily Pop and revealed that she had never met, or even spoke to Beyonce.

Shahadi voices the younger version of Nala in the new film, while Beyonce voices the adult Nala.

Shahadi also met some of her other co-stars, Donald Glover and Florence Kasumba, and got to see JD McCrary.

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JD McCrary & Shahadi Wright Joseph Premiere 'The Lion King' in Hollywood!

JD McCrary & Shahadi Wright Joseph Premiere 'The Lion King' in Hollywood!

JD McCrary is all smiles on the red carpet at the premiere of The Lion King on Tuesday (July 9) at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif.

The singer/actor sported a gold and black outfit as he was joined at the premiere by his co-star Shahadi Wright Joseph.

JD and Shahadi play the younger versions of Simba and Nala in the live-action remake. Donald Glover and Beyonce voice the characters once they are older.

The Lion King will be released on July 19. Make sure you check out the full cast photo here!

FYI: Shahadi is wearing head to toe Miu Miu.

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Shahadi Wright Joseph Has Never Talked to 'Lion King' Co-Star Beyonce!

Shahadi Wright Joseph Has Never Talked to 'Lion King' Co-Star Beyonce!

Shahadi Wright Joseph shows off her smile while making an appearance on Daily Pop on Tuesday (July 9) in Los Angeles.

The 14-year-old actress promoted her new movie The Lion King, and dished on how she’s never met or even talked to Beyonce.

Shahadi of course voices young Nala in the film, while Bey voices the adult Nala.

“No, nothing,” she said in response to if she has ever talked to Beyonce. “Even if I did DM her, Beyoncé follows nobody so she wouldn’t even see it.”

Shahadi also dished that she would love to sit near Beyonce at the premiere.

“I’m gonna try. I really am gonna try, yeah,” she said.

Stay tuned to JJJ for The Lion King red carpet premiere to see if Shahadi gets to meet Beyonce!

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