Gladys Knight featured in new Coming to America sequel singing “Midnight Train to Georgia” parody

Gladys Knight is one of several music stars who make cameo appearances in Coming 2 America, the new sequel to Eddie Murphy‘s hit 1988 comedy Coming to America, which you can watch on Prime Video now.

Knight is featured performing “Midnight Train from Zamunda,” a send-up of her chart-topping 1973 hit with her old backing group The Pips, “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Also appearing are En Vogue and Salt-N-Pepa, who perform a take off on their 1993 classic “Whatta Man,” rechristened “Whatta King,” combined with a rendition of Sister Sledge‘s “We Are Family.”

“Midnight Train from Zamunda” and the “Whatta King”/”We Are Family” mashup also appear on the Coming 2 America soundtrack album. In addition, Nile Rodgers of Chic is featured on the film’s theme song, alongside John Legend and Nigerian singer/rapper Burna Boy.

Meanwhile, Knight will be joining Dionne Warwick tonight at 8 p.m. ET to celebrate the premiere of Coming 2 America by live tweeting with fans via the #Coming2America hashtag.

By Matt Friedlander and Rachel George
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