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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o has finally addressed the rumours about her relationship with music star Janelle Monae.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Lupita was asked how she handles curiosity about her love life.

She replied, “I feel like there are parts of myself that I care to share and then there are parts that I don’t.”

Lupita dancing with Nabayet
Lupita dancing with Nabayet

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Commenting about the many men she has been linked to including co-star Michael B. Jordan and Jared Leto

“There’s a thin line between your story being told and you being devoured. I’m conscious of the danger of the intention to perpetuate a struggle without triumph,” she says.

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Vanity Fair also asked her about the photoshopped U.K. cover of the Italian magazine Grazia. Lupita explained when she called them out on Instagram.

“Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hairstyle and texture.”

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Lupita was keen to point out that her father, Professor Anyang Nyong’o is her role model when it comes to fighting for what you belive in.

“I was born into a political family. My father was fighting for what he believed in,” said Lupita.

Adding, “I think it was really just instilled in me that there are things in this world that are worth changing—part of living is about trying to transform the world into, you know…the world that we want to be a part of.”

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