Lupita Nyong’o Appears To CONFIRM Rumors of Past Romance With Janelle Monáe

Tiffany Brockworth |

Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monae have been BFFs since first meeting at the 2014 Met Gala. And ever since the two started hanging out, Media take Out has been hearing whispers of a possible romance between the two.

Now Lupita is currently dating boyfriend Selema Masekela, she can totally explained how she understands why people suspected the two as a couple. And she seems to be sort of confirming the rumors.

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“She has magnetism that they were obviously picking up on,” Lupita told Rolling Stone in its new cover story about Janelle, who came out as pansexual in 2018. “She is that enigmatic. People are curious about enigmatic people.”

Lupita added that she was “not surprised” by the dating speculation, Lupita continued, “I don’t mind being associated with her in any capacity.”

In fact, the Black Panther actress couldn’t help but to gush over the multi-hyphenate for being “extremely gifted.”

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“It’s built into her spirit,” she said. “Her openness creates intimacy onscreen. It’s really cool to see her move from one thing to another and do it with such mastery.”

However, as the 40-year-old noted, “Just because you’re a close friend of hers doesn’t mean you get to know everything about her. I think that’s what makes her interesting as an artist.”

Lupita added that she didn’t want to talk specifically about Janelle’s romantic life. After all, the singer is very protective of details about her love life.

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