EXCLUSIVE: Lupita Nyong'o Reveals Hidden Talent, Says She's 'Secretly a Rapper'

Raphael Chestang

Lupita Nyong'o is proving she's more than an Academy Award winner and style icon.

"I'm secretly a rapper," Nyong'o told ET's Cameron Mathison while promoting her film Queen of Katwe.

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Nyong'o introduced her rapper alter ego, Troublemaker, to fans over the weekend in a video posted to Instagram. In the clip, the 33-year-old actress spits a few bars over an instrumental of Nas' 1994 song, "N.Y. State of Mind."

"Mexican born, Kenya runnin' through my veins // dark chocolate, plus I keep a sharp mane," she raps.

The short black-and-white music video, filmed in the back of a car, was posted in celebration of Nyong'o reaching three million followers on Instagram.

"Don't do critics // if you're hating, please save it," she adds.

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Nyong'o's latest film, which was released in theaters last week, has been gaining awards buzz.

In Queen of Katwe, the Oscar winner plays the mother of a Ugandan girl who sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

Watch the video for more.

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