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Meet Lupita Nyong’o’s Rap Star Alter Ego, Troublemaker

You need to see Lupita Nyong’o spit bars over this Nas classic.

Say hello to Troublemaker, alter ego of Queen of Katwe star Lupita Nyong’o. The rap star now known as Troublemaker made her official debut over the weekend with a dope take on the Nas classic “NY State of Mind,” which Nyong’o shared on her Instagram.


“Mexican-born, Kenya running through my veins/Dark chocolate, plus I keep a sharp mane/Lancome fresh face, looking tailor made/Disney on the books, so you know I stay paid,” raps Troublemaker/Nyong’o. The lyrics were penned by MC/actress Robyn Hood, aka Miriam A. Hyman.

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“Next stop Katwe rocking out with David/Don’t do critics if you’re hating please save it/Ambassador for elephants trying to save the planet/I’m working on my master plan stunting in a hammock”

Okay okay, you get the picture. Lupita’s got bars for days. See so for yourself below.

Introducing my alter ego TROUBLEMAKER. Lyrics: @robynhoodfanz Director: @katiecm @queenofkatwemovie #3million

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