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Lupita Nyong'o 'Auditions' To Be Janelle Monae's 'Lipstick Lover'

Lupita Nyong'o 'Auditions' To Be Janelle Monae's 'Lipstick Lover'

11/21/2023 12:00 AM EST by Hot97 Staff

Lupita Nyong'o is shooting her shot to be Janelle Monae's next "Lipstick Lover."

The actress shared her "audition" video via Instagram. "My official audition to be @JanelleMonae's next #LipstickLover," Nyong'o wrote in her caption.

"She's like this," Lupita says to the camera as she dances in a green and black two piece outfit. Janelle Monte caught wind of the video and jumped in the comments. "A leading lady. The role is YOURS," she promised.

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The two met back in 2014 Met Gala, Nyong'o previously revealed. "This world is still extremely new to me and unbelievable. [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,' " Nyong'o recalled. "She was like, ‘I really mean it. If you need anything, I’m here for you.’ ”

She continued, “she has magnetism that they were obviously picking up on. She is that enigmatic,” Nyong’o said of Monáe at the time. "People are curious about enigmatic people. I was not surprised. And I don’t mind being associated with her in any capacity.”