"Tomorrow I'm going up wit the kids in the Bay Area," Kamaiyah said on Instagram Monday. "We gone watch panther together." The screening takes place at the Hayward Cinemark Theater at 8 p.m. local time. Passes were handed out Tuesday to students at Hayward High, where Kamaiyah went to school.
Black Panther just came out Friday and has already brought in an estimated $235 million domestically. For those keeping count, that is indeed more than DC's Justice League made during its entire theatrical tenure. "I think intimacy can be achieved in a film on any budget," Coogler, who previously helmed Fruitvale Station and Creed, told NPR in a recent (and must-read/listen) interview. "I feel, personally, like I have some of my most intimate scenes I've ever made in this movie."
Kamaiyah, whose free Black Panther screening follows similar acts of generosity from Serena Williams and Top Dawg Entertainment, dropped her nine-track Before I Wake project back in November. The tape is designed to be followed by Woke, previously described by Kamaiyah as a similarly "conceptualized" project. This year, Kamaiyah has already shared new song "Hennessy on Ice" and teased another one with Schoolboy Q.