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Lupita Nyong'o Takes on Rap World as 'Troublemaker'

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By Natalie Hunter

Lupita Nyong'o proves that there is nothing she can't do after appearing on Ciara's track "Melanin" released today.

Lupita Nyong'o is credited on the song as "Troublemaker." Does this mean Nyong'o plans on making moves in the rap world and releasing her own album? After working with Lupita, Ciara believes that this "Troublemaker" has what it takes.

"My girl Lupita N'yongo, she drops bars. This is the first time that Troublemaker made her appearance, so it's crazy," Ciara told Entertainment Tonight.

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Lupita announces her rapper name on the track, "This Troublemaker back on the scene." Later in her portion of the song, she brings home the message of the song rapping about the importance of women of color embracing their skin color.

"My hue, I'm dark chocolate / Movie deals I get a lot / Yeah, because I'm a brown-skinned girl / These melanin chicks 'bout to run the whole world," Troublemaker says preaching a message while killing the rap game.


This isn't the first time Lupita Nyong'o has tried her hand at making music. She posted on Instagram that she wrote a song for her children's book.

"SECRET'S OUT: I wrote a song!! It is an ode to #Sulwe and a little melody to keep in your heart any time you need a reminder that the key to unlocking your purpose and value in this life is inside you (yes, you!). ✨

Link in bio to watch the video! And search "Sulwe's Song" or "Lupita Nyong'o" on Spotify and Amazon Music to hear it."


She also gave thanks to the writers that she collaborated on the song with.

"Endless gratitude to my song co-writers @Knaanstagram and #SteveMcewen! 🔑🔑 Video by @MPeach 💜" she wrote in the caption.

Fans were floored by her singing ability and inspired by the message of her book. They praised her work in the picture's comments section.

"I knew you were multitalented. That’s why I love you (along with the fact that you are drop-dead gorgeous," one fan commented in awe.


"I am so in love with the Sulwe project. Thank you for bringing her to all little girls 💕💕💕💕," another fan added.

Lupita Nyong'o was thrilled to be apart of Ciara's "Melanin." When Nyong'o discussed the moment Ciara approached her with the project and said, "you know I had to show up and show out!"

Ciara will be hosting the American Music Awards. Ciara did not reveal whether "Troublemaker" and the other artists on the track will be there to perform "Melanin," it would definitely be a showstopper.

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