Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Disney's "Queen Of Katwe" held at the El Capitan Theatre on September 20, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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By Cady Lang
September 22, 2016

Lupita Nyong’o might be an Oscar winner and one of the most talented actresses of her generation, but that doesn’t mean that she’s above getting star struck.

The Queen of Katwe actress told Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday that she “felt like the coolest kid ever” upon finding out that Jay Z name checked her on his song, “We Made It.

Apparently her little brother told her the big news and had to send her a link to the song before she would believe it.

“I was like, ‘What are you on about?’ and he sent me the link, and then I heard it!” Nyong’o said. “I heard, ‘I’m on my Lupita Nyong’o’ and I was like, ‘what!’”

Later, when Nyong’o met Hov in real life at the 2015 Oscars, he greeted her by saying, “I did good, right?” to which she replied, “You did so good!”

Watch the full clip below.

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