Lupita Nyong’o is best known for her superb acting skills; after all, she is a proud Oscar winner for her role in 12 Years A Slave. However, she recently gave us a taste of one of her hidden talents on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Who would know that one of the most talented actors in Hollywood could spit bars?
It all began when Fallon asked how she felt about being name-dropped in both Jay Z and Beyoncé’s song lyrics. The main reference of focus was from Beyoncé’s hit song “Brown Skin Girl.” “Pose like a trophy when Naomi’s walk in / She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin / Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in / Drip broke the levee when my Kellys roll in,” Beyoncé sings
Lupita expressed her love for the Carters, hinting at pure mutual admiration among them. It was then that Jimmy Fallon prompted the actress to try her hand at rapping. This is where Lupita revealed to the audience that she had a little experience in the field, adding that she was certified by the rapper Common who named her “Trouble Maker”. With the fans and Jimmy pressing for an exhibition, Lupita gave in under a few conditions. The first was a microphone, which was quickly retrieved and presented to her. Secondly, Lupita requested sunglasses, which was also provided speedily. Then came the main event that we all had been waiting for, and Lupita went off!
“Trouble Maker in the building, hey, I feel some bars comin’, bars comin’. Much love to the Carters, Hova, and Yoncé. They always big me up in a big way. I’m a brown-skin girl, so that means a lot. Hov says we made it, got an Oscar for my props.” At this point, the audience was brought to a standstill, with the members in utter shock at the ease at which Lupita fit into the frame of a rapper. Upon watching the video, I was even tempted to dub her “Lil Pita.” She continued, “Much love to Jimmy and The Roots ’cause they hot. Wrote a book about self-love, Sulwe ’bout to drop. October 15, on time, tick-tock. Better go to commercial or these bars won’t stop.”
Lupita seems to win at almost anything she tries a hand in. She was on the show originally to promote her new book “Sulwe,” a children’s book which speaks on colorism. The Lupita Twain of success continues, and we hope it continues for a long time to come.
Her beautiful personality and poise are felt through the screen; no wonder her image and voice has captured a generation. Salute Lupita!