Excitement over the upcoming “Barbie” movie starring Margot Robie, Ryan Gosling and Issa Rae has been high since the first trailer dropped. One of the promotional materials for the movie included the “This Barbie Is..” sticker that went viral. Now set to release in July, the movie takes a fresh approach to the Barbie story, blurring the lines between Barbie’s perfect world and real life. The film was inspired by Mary Phipher’s 1994 nonfiction book, “Reviving Ophelia.” Another exciting part of the movie is its original soundtrack. The “Barbie” soundtrack is also set for a July release. It brings together a host of exciting artists including Lizzo, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice.
Singer and producer PinkPantheress is also on the soundtrack. She recently shared a teaser of the song she made for the film on TikTok. In honor of the upcoming release, here are some of the Black women involved in the “Barbie” movie.
@pinkpantheress The Barbie movie comes out sooo soon! the song sounds like gospel music sorry
rly excited for u to hear it. i recently got into a car accident thats neither here nor there tho
PinkPantheress is on the original soundtrack of the Barbie movie with a song called “Angel.” The singer recently shared a teaser of the song on TikTok. In her video caption, she wrote “My American dream came true…. My song for the Barbie movie fits so well.” She also included a clip from the upcoming movie sharing that the song will be out June 9.
Lizzo is also making an appearance on the soundtrack. The “Special” singer has a song on the project titled “Pink.” It’s a clear reference to the color most associated with the Mattel character.
Issa Rae plays one of the many characters in the movie all named Barbie. Issa Rae’s Barbie however is a President. In the trailer, Rae can be seen wearing a pink sash as she appears to preside over the bubble gum pink Barbie world.
Actress Alexandra Shipp also plays one of the many Barbies in the film. Shipp’s Barbie character is a writer.
Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice
Coming off their latest collaboration, on the remix of “Princess Diana”, Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice are set to do a rendition of “Barbie World” featuring Aqua, the song’s original singer. This rendition will also be featured on the film’s original soundtrack.
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