“Say my name, say my name,” Destiny’s Child sang on their 1999 hit song “Say My Name,” which came from their album The Writing’s On The Wall.
“Say My Name” is now featured in Jordan Peele’s remake of the classic film Candyman as well as in the movie’s trailer, which has sent Destiny’s Child fans and fans of “Say My Name” into a frenzy.
Many fans took to Twitter, stating that “Say My Name” will never have the same association as it once had, causing the former quartet to trend on the social media platform.
The two-minute and thirty-second Candyman trailer features four teenage girls who are in a bathroom and they recite Candyman five times in the mirror to see if the myth is true that Candyman will actually appear. The teenagers believe that the myth is untrue until they find themselves locked into the bathroom as bees begin to appear after they’ve attempted to leave.
An artist who has recently moved into the neighborhood begins taking photographs of the town’s “old candy factory.” A suspecting community member then calls the artist out and accuses him of searching for the infamous Candyman.
In the middle of the trailer, “Say My Name” begins to play, and it continues throughout the rest of the trailer but with distortion. The film hits movie theatres in June. In the meantime, it may be best not to “Say My Name” in the mirror.
Below, check out what fans have to say regarding “Say My Name” being included in Peele’s Candyman trailer.