Know how you know you made it?

When a rapper shouts you out in a lyric, of course.

And if it’s Jay Z? It’s the equivalent of, well, winning an Oscar.

So we can only imagine how Lupita Nyong’o is feeling right about now, after learning that Jay Z mentions her name in a rap freestyle by New Orleans MC Jay Electronica which features Jay Z. It was released earlier this week, and the track is called "We Made It." Jay calls out the Oscar-winner and the film that made her a a household name.

Jay Z: 

"I’m on my Lupita Nyong’o,

Stuntin’ on stage after 12 Years A Slave,

This Ace of Spades look like an Oscar,

Black tux, look like a mobster."


Welcome to superstardom, Lupita! You made it!

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