Nyong'o gets a mention in Queen Bey's "Brown Skin Girl", where Bey sings "she need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin / Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in". And last night, the Black Panther (and Us and Little Monsters) star swung by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (weekdays at 11:35 p.m. ET on CTV2) to bless us with a few lovely verses about her new book (oh yeah, she's an author, too) and the fact the Carters just can't get enough of her.
She seized the moment to introduce her alter ego "Troublemaker" and to the amazement of many she didn't disappoint.More news: Call of Duty: Mobile exceeds 100 million downloads its first week
As she gleefully replied, "I mean, now, yeah".
The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, opened Lupita's freestyling segment by reminding us all that this newly-minted author has been on a serious success journey. Talk about fans in high places.More news: Blizzard pulls Blitzchung from Hearthstone tournament over support for Hong Kong protests
Also during her interview, Nyong'o and Fallon played an improv game called "Emotional Interview" in which they had a conversation while constantly adopting new emotional states. Lupita was grateful to Beyonce and Jay-Z for their role in raising the stature of women in the global consciousness. "A different name, right?" When Jimmy Fallon asked that she perform for the audience, she offered, "It's something I do in a auto!"
In a viral video posted on her social media pages on Tuesday, October 8, the awe-inspiring actress was dared to perform a freestyle song, which drew surprised reactions from many who had never heard her rap before. "Much love to Jimmy and the Roots "cause they hot / Wrote a book about self-love /Sulwe " bout to drop October 15th / On time to cop / Better go to commercial or these bars won't stop", she rapped effortlessly.More news: Abraham told to target Kane’s England spot by legendary Chelsea striker Hasselbaink