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Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong’o on Monday showed off her rap skills on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The crowd went wild after the 36-year-old threw down some rhymes that included a shout-out to singers Jay-Z and Beyoncé for referencing her on the Lion King Soundtrack song, Brown Skin Girl.

She also rapped about her achievements including winning an Oscar and launching her new book, Sulwe. ‘Sulwe’ tells the story of a girl whose skin color is darker than everyone else’s in her family. It talks about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

“She needs an Oscar for that pretty dark skin. Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in. Drip broke the levee when my Kellys roll in. I think tonight she might braid her braids. Melanin too dark to throw her shade. She minds her business and wines her waist. Gold like 24k, okay” Lupita freestyled.


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