Rihanna: The behind-the-scenes video from "Lift Me Up" for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

The video captures the reaction of the members of "Lift Me Up" when they first heard the finished song. 

Rihanna has shared a new behind-the-scenes video of the making of her song 'Lift Me Up' for the soundtrack to Marvel's 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'.

"Lift Me Up" is heard over the end credits of the film and is a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who played King T'Challa in the first "Black Panther" film and passed away in 2020 at the age of 43 from cancer of the colon.

In the video posted on Marvel Entertainment's YouTube channel, Rihanna is in the recording studio listening to the final version of the song for the first time with the film's director Ryan Coogler, composer Ludwig Göransson and Roc Nation CEO Jay Brown.

“You've made it timeless, you don't know if it's from the past, the future or the present. It's a completely different space," says Göransson.

Brown also shares his congratulations saying, "It's one of those songs that can hold a lot... I think it's going to play at people's weddings."

"Lift Me Up," co-written by Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Nigerian singer Tems, was inspired by a trip the director and composer took to Lagos.

Göransson first came up with the idea for the song and asked Coogler to write some lyrics. The duo then invited Tems and Rihanna to add their own lyrics and complete the song.

Ryan Coogler previously explained, speaking to HipHopDX, that he asked Rihanna to perform his song "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" because she seemed perfect to handle the theme of motherhood.

“It seemed appropriate because motherhood is a huge theme in this film. And that was kind of the right time for her," he said.

“In a similar way, when we were finishing the first movie, Kendrick (Lamar) was kind of inheriting that crown. What were the chances of us making this movie and Rihanna becoming a mom?'' he continued.

Ryan Coogler also recalled that when he first heard "Lift Me Up" he felt it was "incredibly moving," a moment that we can now enjoy on video.

The director added that Rihanna was focused on paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman in the best possible way.

"He said: 'I was trying to do justice to this man and his family. I was trying to make something worthy of what he gave us." So I don't take any credit for that. We all just did our part," Ryan Coogler said.

"Lift Me Up" was nominated for Best Original Song at the recent 2023 Golden Globes and is one of 15 songs each up for a nomination in the same category at the Academy Awards.

Nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, and Rihanna is likely to receive her first nomination at the event with her song for the film 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'.