Janelle Monae Set to Provide Music for 'Lady and the Tramp' Monae will create new music for the upcoming live-action Disney remake. The singer and actress is already voicing the Pekingese dog named Peg in the reboot of the 1955 animated movie. But it has now been revealed she will lend her voice to the production's soundtrack too. Monae will perform two original songs for the film, and her artist collective, Wondaland, is also "reinventing" the "Siamese Cat Song." The song has long been considered an

Janelle Monae to write new song for ‘Lady and the Tramp’

Atlanta singer and actress will record a track to replace ‘The Siamese Cat Song’ in the live-action Disney movie

Janelle Monae will not only provide the voice for one of the dogs in “Lady and the Tramp,” but she’ll also write a new song for the movie.

Disney is dropping “The Siamese Cat Song” in its live-action revamp of the classic 1955 movie. The song, sung by two Siamese cats, incorporates racist stereotypes of Asians that were popular in the 1940s and ’50s.

Monae will write a new song to replace the track, EW confirmed.

The Atlanta singer, songwriter, producer and actress will voice the part of Peg, a Pekingese in the pound. Although Monae will cover “He’s a Tramp,” originally sung by Peggy Lee, she will record an original track to replace “The Siamese Cat Song,” which was also sung by Lee.

Monae was a standout on the red carpet at the this week’s 2019 Met Gala, and also stars in the STX animated movie “Ugly Dolls,” which was released May 3.

You can also see her in the upcoming film “Harriet,” starring Cynthia Erivo as the titular Harriet Tubman in a biopic based on the life of the famous abolitionist.

» Janelle Monae to join cast of new Harriet Tubman biopic

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