Lupita Nyong’o is taken! The Kenyan beauty has been reported to have been secretly dating Somalian rapper K’Naan.
Lupita’s Oscar win for her role in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, crowned Nyong’o as Hollywood’s new It Girl. Oscar winner Jared Leto called her his “future ex wife” during his Independent Spirit Awards acceptance speech, rumors of romance between the two stars thrived.
K’Naan is a very successful bad boy rapper who has been detained by the law a few times for gang related misconducts.
“We Somalis weren’t treated well because we didn’t know how to dress cool. We didn’t have Nike trainers; instead, we had stuff from Walmart and kids would be laughing. There was always conflict there … I learned to fire guns at the age of nine or so, but luckily I was not out killing people. We zigzagged the streets to escape those trying to kill us.
In 2010, K’Naan’s ‘Wavin Flag’ was the theme song for the South Africa FIFA World Cup.
The Somalian rapper has two sons with his ex-wife Deqa Warsame. According to sources, K’Naan and Lupita are really taking things slow.
K’Naan is actually a devout Muslim. He reportedly doesn’t drink or smoke. However, he has caught some heat for his support of Somali pirates, especially because of the film Captain Phillips that was released this past year. K’Naan’s views on these pirates are that they “serve a purpose.”
“Our pirates were the only deterrent we had from an externally imposed environmental disaster. One man’s pirate is another man’s coast guard.”
Born Keinan Warsame, K’Naan was born in Somalia but fled with his family to Canada in the 90s after seeing his young friends killed in the beginning of that country’s civil war.
‘Wavin Flag’ by K’Naan