Watch Lupita Nyong’o bring her Troublemaker rap alter-ego to Fallon

Nyong’o also discussed being namechecked by Beyoncé on “Brown Skin Girl.”

October 08, 2019

Us and Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o was a guest on The Tonight Show on Monday night. She was primarily in New York to speak with Jimmy Fallon about her new children's book Sulwe however, talk soon turned to music and Nyong'o spitting bars over a beat by The Roots.

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"Troublemaker" is the name Nyong'o raps under, a moniker she said was given to her by Common. The light-hearted rap alter-ego was last heard back in 2016 when she hit Instagram with a freestyle over Nas’ “N.Y. State Of Mind.” You can check out her latest freestyle above.

Nyong'o also discussed what it felt like to be mentioned in the lyrics to Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl," something she learned of via a British journalist. “Queen Bee does not tell anyone anything,” she joked. “I was in London and I was doing a press junket for a documentary I did called Warrior Women and the first journalist is just interviewing me and she said, ‘How do you feel now that you’re a Beyoncé lyric?’ I was like, ‘What are you talking about?'”

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Watch Lupita Nyong’o bring her Troublemaker rap alter-ego to Fallon