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Lupita Nyong’o Says She Has No Problem Being Associated w/ Janelle Monãe As She Addresses Dating Rumors

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Despite how things may seem,Lupita Nyongo is not dating Janelle Monáe.

The Black Panther star and the singer/actress reportedly grew close after meeting at the MetGala in 2014. Since then, many have speculated that their relationship is more than platonic – and Lupita Nyong’o can understand why.

In a recent interview, Lupita Nyong’o shared,

“[Janelle Monáe] has magnetism that they were obviously picking up on. She is that enigmatic. People are curious about enigmatic people.”

In addition to not being surprised by the relationship rumors, Nyong’o said she has no problem in any way being affiliated with the “extremely gifted” Grammy-nominated artist.

She continued,

“It’s built into her spirit. Her openness creates intimacy onscreen. It’s really cool to see her move from one thing to another and do it with such mastery. … Just because you’re a close friend of hers doesn’t mean you get to know everything about her. I think that’s what makes her interesting as an artist.”

Other rumors have claimed that Janelle Monae – who identifies as nonbinarv and is pansexual – is dating Creed actress Tessa Thompson. However, the “Make Me Feel” singer has made it clear that she doesn’t believe in discussing her romantic relationships.

As for Nyong’o, she is actually head over heels for television host Selema Masekela, whom she went Instagram official with in December…

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