In Jay Electronica and Jay Z’s 2014 single “We Made It,” Bey’s bae says he’s “On [his] Lupita Nyong’o / Stuntin’ on stage, after 12 Years A Slave.” Cut to 2016 and Lupita Nyong’o is on her Jay Z, dropping a badass black-and-white rap video under her alter ego Troublemaker.
The Yale graduate, Oscar winner, one-time Tony nominee, former face of Miu Miu, second African woman to cover Vogue, Tiffany & Co. Fall 2016 campaign star and WildAid Global Elephant Ambassador has a very long list of talents and accomplishments, her most recent being hitting the 3 million follower mark on Instagram.
To celebrate, the actress slash director slash karaoke pro (we imagine) took to the social media channel to show that not only does she appreciate her loving fans (“shoutout to the villagers hit three million!”), she can also spit some serious bars.
In true rapper form, the subject of said verses is herself, and just how much she is killing the whole life game. Case in point: she “speaks four languages/doin’ deals in Spanish” (the other three are English, Luo and Swahili) and “stays paid” (thanks to her upcoming role in Disney’s Queen of Katwe), all while “working on her master plan / stuntin’ in a hammock.” Yass, queen, yass.
Watch the full, priceless clip above and then tweet it at Jay Z because what the world needs is a Nyong’o-Hova collaboration.
[ via the Cut ]