Earlier this year, pop singer Janelle Monae came out as “queer.” Well now there are growing rumors that her new bae, is actress Lupita Nyong’o.
In May Janelle told Rolling Stone magazine, “Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women—I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker.”
Yesterday Lupita posted this happy birthday to Janelle, saying, “I love sharing real life and real fantasy with you.”
Almost immediately after the post, Lupita’s comments were filled with people speculating that the two are a couple. Here are just some of the comments on her page:
They deff bumpin coochies
Yup! They f*ckin 😭😭
Is that her boo?
Omg I want to seeeeee 😍
Lol you know janelle like coochie. I can see her bagging Lupita
Janelle had been romantically linked to actress Tessa Thompson for the better part of a year. But the two broke up last summer, and Tessa started dating a man.
Janelle Monáe royally slayed London’s SSE Wembley Arena back in July, and somewhere amidst the singer’s jaw-dropper of a show, she was joined onstage by actress Lupita Nyong’o.
Nyong’o threw down some moves with the Dirty Computer artist, who had pulled members of the crowd up to shake it to Monae’s Pharrell Williams collab “I Got the Juice.”
After two fans showed off their moves wearing homemade “Pynk” vagina pants, Nyong’o was waiting casually in the wings, ready to hit the stage for her own delightful dance moment with Monae.
Was this the beginning of their romance?