Released on November 10, 2017, “Walk On Water” was written by Marshall Mathers III, Holly Hafermann and Beyonce Knowles, whose respective stage names are Eminem, Skylar Grey and Beyonce. Among the fans of the song is Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest actress to receive an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination.
Wallis was asked what the song she had on repeat was in a recent interview with W Magazine. The 14-year-old actress revealed that it was “Walk on Water,” the first collaboration song of Eminem and Beyoncé and is from the rapper’s ninth studio album “Revival.”
When asked about her favorite Beyoncé song, Wallis said she liked all of the songs of Blue Ivy Carter’s mother and Shawn Corey “Jay-Z” Carter’s wife. In particular, the Oscar-nominated actress especially likes “Sandcastles” from “Lemonade.”
Released on April 23, 2016, “Lemonade” is Beyonce’s sixth studio album. On the same day, a one-hour film of the same name premiered on HBO featuring Wallis, Ibeyi, Amandla Stenberg, Laolu Senbanjo, Zendaya, Serena Williams and the duo Chloe x Halle.
For Wallis, her favorite memory from working on “Lemonade” is standing under the tree holding hands and playing with Blue Ivy while being surrounded by numerous powerful and positive women. The young actress described the experience as an amazing moment.
Both Wallis and Eminem hold an Academy Award record. The former, who played Hushpuppy in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” was 9 years old when she became the youngest Best Actress nominee in the Oscars’ history while the Detroit rapper’s 2002 song “Lose Yourself” is the first ever rap song to win the Oscars for Best Original Song.
Watch the music video of Eminem’s song “Walk on Water” featuring Beyoncé here: