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Lupita Nyong’o Freestyling To Nas’ ‘N.Y. State Of Mind’ Will Make You Want A Mixtape

In case you were uncertain before, yes, Lupita Nyong’o can literally do anything — even kick a rhyme or two. To celebrate hitting three million followers on her her supercool Instagram, the Oscar-winning actress kicked a funky rhythm to Nas’ ‘N.Y. State of Mind,’ which also proves Lupita’s taste in music is as exceptional as her acting skills.

As her rap alter ego Troublemaker, the 33-year-old actress shouted out her birthplace Mexico and her homeland of Kenya in her freestyle while also sneaking in her Lancome endorsement deal, her movie Queen of Katwe and her humanitarian work as a Wildaid global elephant ambassador. And you best believe Troublemaker got real cocky with her rhymes, highlighting the fact that she speaks four different languages and gets more paper than a waste basket. Yeah, I got a little something something too, but this is about Troublemaker, not D-Money Swagganaire.

Mexican-born Kenya running through my veins
Dark chocolate plus I keep a sharp mane
Lancome fresh-face, looking tailor-made
Disney on the books so you know I stay paid
Next stop Katwe rocking out with David
Don’t do critics if you’re hating please save it
Ambassador for elephants trying to save the planet
I’m working on my master plan stunting in a hammock

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Now, Lupita’s main job is actress so her freestyle was actually written for her by lyricist/actress Miriam A. Hyman. Please forgive me but if it works for your favorite rapper than it should work for Lupita, too!

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