Victoria Monet has been gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated debut album, Jaguar, dropping singles and visuals to get fans hype for her rollout. But, a slight issue presented itself late last month — Beyonce‘s big cat-themed visual album Black Is King is now also due on Disney+ July 31 and there’s not an artist on this Earth who can compete with a Queen Bey release.
So, paying homage to the living legend, Victoria announced she’d be pushing her release date back… in the cutest way possible.
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In a video that begins with a lion yawning, Victoria plays a jaguar and says in a voiceover: “Wait… what was that? You said you, the Lion King and Queen Bey, are dropping a visual album on July 31st, huh? Well…I, the jaguar, will be moving on over to August 7th — where it’s safe. See ya there, folks!” See the hilarious clip below.
In case you aren’t aware, Victoria Monet is a very well-respected artist and writer, whose written hits for the likes of Ariana Grande, Chrisette Michelle, and more. She even wrote standout hit “Do It” on Chloe x Halle’s new album Ungodly Hour, so it’s possible a Queen Bey collaboration is in her near future.
That said, we can’t wait to see what she does on her debut album Jaguar. Stay tuned!