Lupita Nyong’o has finally addressed rumours of being romantically involved with her best friend, and singer, Janelle Monáe. The Oscars award winner said that she totally understood why people would think that they are romantically involved.
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Confirming that she and Janelle Monáe met the 2014 Met Gala, just after she (Nyong’o) landed her Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, quickly became friends and have stayed friends since.
In a recent cover story in Rolling Stone magazine, Lupita Nyong’o who is currently dating American television host, sports commentator, actor and singer host Selema Masekela, said;
“She has magnetism that they were obviously picking up on,” Nyong’o began. “She is that enigmatic. I was not surprised. And I don’t mind being associated with her in any capacity.”
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“This world is still extremely new to me and unbelievable,” she continued. “[Janelle] came up to me and just gave me the realest hug.
“I think we may have swayed to the music. She was just like, ‘I’m so proud of you, and just thank you for being you’.
“At some point, [Janelle] asked me for my phone, put her number in and said, ‘Let’s stay in touch’. She was like, ‘I really mean it. If you need anything, I’m here for you’.”
Despite their close friendship, Nyong’o admitted she still doesn’t “know everything” about Monáe..
“Just because you’re a close friend doesn’t mean you get to know everything about her. That’s what makes her interesting as an artist.”