Coinciding with the release of the blockbuster film, Beyoncé delivered her curated The Lion King: The Gift collection on Friday (July 19). One of the instant standout cuts was Bey’s “MOOD 4 EVA” collaboration alongside husband Jay-Z and Childish Gambino. TIDAL comes through with another exclusive featuring an extended version of the trio’s contributions.
The bonus vocals can fittingly only be heard on TIDAL. Hov puts forth another smooth assist, paying homage to Michael Jackson, Prince, Biggie Smalls, Nas, and Nipsey Hussle all in the same verse. Jay even jokes about the viral meme of him wearing a helmet while riding on a jetski.
Beyoncé flexes her rapping prowess once again and she won’t be denied. “Why would you try me? Why would you bother?/ I am Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter/ I am the Nala, sister of Yoruba/ Oshun, Queen Sheba, I am the mother,” Bey declares.
Listen to the extended edition of “MOOD 4 EVA” below.