Lupita Nyong'o Reacts to Beyonce's Shout-Out on 'The Lion King: The Gift' Album: Watch

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Lupita Nyong'o attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Lupita Nyong'o couldn't contain her excitement after hearing her named dropped in a song on Beyonce's new album for The Lion King.   

The Oscar-winning actress, known for her roles in 12 Years a Slave and Us, posted a video of herself Instagram Friday (July 19) singing and dancing along to “Brown Skin Girl." Watch the clip below.  

“She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin/ Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in," Beyonce sings on the track.

“Brown Skin Girl" appears on The Lion King: The Gift, which was produced and curated by Beyonce. The song also features Beyonce's 7-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

The 14-track album dropped at midnight Friday and also features songs from Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Pharrell, and Childish Gambino.


Brown Skin Girl. Thank you @Beyonce for this Gift!! #BrightnessIsJustWhoYouAre

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