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North West makes stage debut in Lion King

North West makes stage debut in Lion King
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North West has earned a standing ovation after portraying a young Simba during a live production of The Lion King.

The 10-year-old daughter of Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) and Kim Kardashian took the stage at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles this weekend to sing I Just Can't Wait to Be King in celebration of the animated film's upcoming 30th anniversary.

The two-night Lion King concert event also featured Broadway star Heather Headley and Grammy-winning Lebo M, along with franchise originals Billy Eichner, Bradley Gibson, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, Jeremy Irons and Nathan Lane, as well as special guest Jennifer Hudson.

The Lion King at the Hollywood Bowl is being filmed for a Disney+ original special set to debut at a later date, reports Billboard.

Audience members cheering on North included her famous parents; siblings Saint, Chicago and Psalm; grandmother Kris Jenner; aunt Kourtney Kardashian and uncle Travis Barker.

North opened up about her love of singing to i-D magazine in October 2023, explaining that "performing is my favourite".

When asked what she wants to be when she grows up, North said "a rapper, a basketball player, and I'm going to make artwork that I sell."

North made her music debut in 2015 with a cameo in father Kanye's Only One video.

In March, she teased her upcoming debut album, Elementary School Dropout. A release date is yet to be announced.

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