Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o shocked the crowd with a freestyle on The Jimmy Fallon Show on October 7 over a live instrumental from the revered Roots band.
Nyong’o name dropped JAY-Z, Beyoncé and her self-love book in the spontaneous session. The 36-year-old thespian rapped under an alter ego, Troublemaker as she spit, “Oh boy, that’s a dope beat, ok hold on. Troublemaker in the building heeey.” She continued, “Much love to The Carters, Hov and Beyoncé/they always big me up in a big way/Hov said we made it got an Oscar for my part/Much love to Jimmy and The Roots cuz they hot.”
She also mentioned her upcoming book Sulwe dropping October 15. The novel follows a young girl who is the darkest person in her community. The child eventually gains self-confidence in her appearance.