Lupita Nyong’o Proves She Can Rap, Recounts Her Experience Meeting Beyonce And Solange
Lupita Nyong’o may be proud to have been mentioned in Jay Z’s recent track, but she is actually a good rapper herself, according to Vanity Fair. In addition to winning an Academy Award more than two years ago, the 33-year-old has just proved that she can rap!
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In her recent Instagram video, which Lupita Nyong’o recorded to celebrate reaching three million followers on the social media platform, the 12 Years a Slave actress is seen rapping about dark chocolate and keeping a “sharp mane.”
“Mexican-born, Kenya runnin’ through my veins, dark chocolate, plus I keep a sharp mane.”
Just recently, Lupita Nyong’o told Jimmy Kimmel during her guest appearance on the host’s late-night talk show that she “felt like the coolest kid ever” after hearing Jay Z had mentioned her name in his new track, “We Made It.”
In her rapping rhymes, Lupita Nyong’o mentioned her new film Queen of Katwe by Walt Disney Pictures. Since this is the first time Nyong’o is seen onscreen in three years, the actress hinted about her financial status in the lyrics.
“Disney on the books, so you know I stay paid.”
Knowing that her rap video would result in hate comments from Instagram trolls, Lupita Nyong’o warned, “If you’re hating, please save it.”
Nyong’o’s fans, who had no idea the actress can rap, hope that Jay Z will one day watch that Insta-rap and offer to collaborate with the award-winning actress on a new rap song.
Kristen Stewart, Felicity Jones, Lupita Nyong'o and Kathy Bates for Elle Magazine's "The Women In Hollywood" Issue, November 2016. pic.twitter.com/7trJAPL5ZS
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Taking a snap with Beyonce is no easy task, but Lupita Nyong’o managed to get a pic with Queen Bey at the Met Gala in 2014, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
But since her friend was not sober enough to take a non-blurry photo of Lupita Nyong’o and Beyonce, the actress admitted in her interview with Kimmel that she was devastated when she saw the blurry photo.
But luckily, other people took a good-quality snap of Lupita Nyong’o, Beyonce, and her sister Solange as well as the American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson. But that wasn’t the only highlight from Nyong’o’s encounter with Queen Bey.
Lupita Nyong’o says she was very surprised when it was apparent that both Beyonce and her sister Solange knew who the 12 Years a Slave actress was.
“She said, ‘Oh, me and my sister were just geeking out. Hi, I’m Beyonce.’ What kind of world is this where Beyoncé is coming to introduce herself to me? Oh my goodness, it was amazing.”
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But Lupita Nyong’o is not the only famous person who was excited to meet Beyonce, as even for First Lady Michelle Obama meeting Queen Bey is a memorable experience. In her recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Obama shared what Beyonce is like in real life.
“She’s a sweetheart. She’s smart, creative. She’s a great mother. She loves her family. She’s just a low-key lady, so we have a lot in common in that way. Except I can’t sing [and] I can’t dance.”
Lupita Nyong’o has recently confirmed that her Star Wars character Maz Kanata will appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII, according to Time magazine. The 12 Years a Slave actress, who plays the computerized space pirate in the flick, revealed that she has already filmed scenes for the upcoming movie.
Lupita Nyong’o shared the exciting news during her recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. And although the actress admits she has no idea which of the scenes she had shot are going to make it, as far as she is concerned, she is confident that she will be shown in the upcoming film.
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