#Coming2America Reactions: Wesley Snipes Steals The Show, Teyana Taylor SLAYS, Nomzamo Mbatha’s Bomb Breakout Role

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Coming 2 America took us BACK to Zamunda & Queens for another round of laughs. Wesley Snipes was the film’s favorite, Teyana Taylor served up slayage and everyone’s talking about Nomzamo Mbatha’s breakout performance. More inside…

It’s here!

The long-awaited sequel to the hit 1988 original has dropped on Amazon Prime Video and everyone is talking about it on social media.

Coming 2 America served up all the nostalgic feels as several of the film’s actors returned to reprise their roles, including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Garcelle Beauvais, Paul Bates, and Louie Anderson.


The star-studded cast also featured new faces, including Hollywood vet Wesley Snipes, singer/actress/dancer Teyana Taylor, “Supermarket Sweep” host Leslie Jones, “Power” star/R&B crooner Rotimi, “The Last O.G.” star Tracy Morgan, comedian Michael Blackson, “Crashing” actor Jermaine Fowler, If Beale Street Could Talk actress KiKi Layne, and comedienne Luenell.

Eddie’s real-life daughter, Bella Murphy, played his on-screen daughter, Omma:

It was like a family reunion with several new additions you didn’t mind coming over.

Not to drop any spoilers, but the first scene of the movie takes us to the wealthy African nation of Zamunda inside Prince Akeem’s (who eventually becomes king) massive royal palace.

Rapper Rick Ross opened the doors of his estate (that sits on 235 acres) in Fayetteville, Ga. to help bring the African nation to life. Much of the film was filmed in Atlanta and production needed a space big enough that could deliver African royalty through the screen. Sayless. Rozay’s 109-room palace that spans over 45,000 square-feet (previously owned by boxer Evander Holyfield) was the perfect location. 

The MMG honcho made a cameo in the film as a soilder of General Izzi’s army.

WARNING! Mini-spoilers ahead!


It seems everyone’s favorite character was General Izzi, played by Wesley Snipes, who is Prince Akeem’s main rival in the film. He played the villian role very well and was very funny. Peep reactions below:

On the fashion front (shoutout to designer Ruth E. Carter), Teyana Taylor served up ROYAL REALNESS:

Even Gladys Knight noticed:

Tey looked AH-MAZING.


South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha, who stars as Akeem’s son Lavelle’s love interest and royal barber Mirembe in the film, has also been getting love online from fans.

Folks got hype when they saw Nigerian-American Davido performing his music in the film:

There seems to be mixed reviews online about the film. See some responses and reactions below:










Overall, we enjoyed the film and we appreciated how the storylines and themes were “updated” to reflect our society now. If you haven’t yet, check out Coming 2 America steaming on Amazon Prime Video now. Tells us in the comments YOUR thoughts about the movie.


Photos: Quantrell D. Colbert/Amazon Studios

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