Lupita Nyong’o Reacts After Rumored of Dating Her ‘Best Friend’ Janelle Monáe

Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o has addressed the long-standing rumours of a romance with singer, Janelle Monáe, her best friend.

The pair first met during the 2014 Met Gala, just after Nyong’o landed her Oscar for 12 Years a Slave. They quickly became friends, and, over the years, rumours have persisted that they are romantically involved.

In a recent cover story in Rolling Stone magazine, Nyong’o said that she totally understood why people would think that they are romantically involved, although she refused to categorically deny the romance rumors.

Nyong’o reminisced on meeting Monàe for the first time when she was still new to Hollywood.

“This world is still extremely new to me and unbelievable,” she continued. “I can talk about my identity, I can talk about my segxwality. I can talk about all things Janelle Monáe without having to go into detail. It’s not necessary.”