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Well the tea is that Mrs. Beyonce Carter was in the running for Princess Tianna in Princess and the Frog. Casting director, Jen Rudin, wrote in her autobiography about how difficult it was and what a responsibility that it was to cast the voice of Princess Tianna. Princess Tianna was the very first African-American princess in Disney's history and was monumental for little Black Girls worldwide.
Beyonce allegedly refused to audition for The Princess and the Frog as she simply assumed that she should get the part. Clutch the Pearls, apparently she wanted the casting director to "bow down." Beyonce was in consideration, but A-list names such as Jennifer Hudson, Tyra Banks and Alicia Keyes were also considered and fully auditioned. J-Hud, Tyra and Alicia Keyes auditioned three times for this role.
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"Beyonce expected an offer, but wouldn't audition and so she didn't get on."
said Jen Rudin.
With Queen Bey snubbing the audition, the role of Princess Tiana went to the Tony-award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, who was described as "the most qualified" by Jen Rudin, although there was a LOT of big Hollywood interest in the major role.
Anika and Beyonce worked together on the Oscar award winning film Dreamgirls, so I am sure that there was some SistaGirl happiness on behalf of Beyonce for her talented SistaGirl, Anika Noni Rose.
I was personally really disappointed to find out that Miss Beyonce didn't audition because she assumed that the Disney role was her rightful place, however Anika Noni Rose was adorable and had the perfect voice!
Oh well you win some and you lose some.