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Romance rumor du jour: Lupita Nyong'o linked to Canadian rapper

Wonderwall, Thursday, March 6, 2014, 4:15pm (PST)
  • It's only been four days since Lupita Nyong'o took home an Oscar (and our hearts), but she's already being linked to someone new. And if the speculation turns out to be true, it's a match made in apostrophe heaven.

    Shortly after the Oscars, the actress, 31, was photographed outside a taping of "Live! With Kelly and Michael" sharing a hug with K'Naan, 36, a Somali-Canadian rapper.

    Even more interesting: He was holding her award.

    We already know Nyong'o is a fan of his music, with her makeup artist recently revealing how the actress turned her on to K'Naan. Plus, he Instagrammed a barely there photo of the two of them a few months ago. But is something more going on?

    Right now, it remains unclear. Lupita's rep did not respond to our request for comment, and the K'Naan rumors are among many that have surfaced this season.

    First up was Lupita's alleged dinner date with fellow Oscar winner Jared Leto, who jokingly called her his "future ex-wife" during his Independent Spirit Awards acceptance speech. On Wednesday, they were photographed sharing a laugh during Paris Fashion Week.

    Meanwhile, the London Sun (aka the Grain of Salt Times) claims she has an "incredible connection" with her "12 Years a Slave" co-star, Michael Fassbender, who joins castmate Chiwetal Ejiofor as grist for the Lupita rumor mill. According to the tab, Fassy brought his mom to the Academy Awards to show Nyong'o that he wants to "get serious."

    Not so, says a source close to the pair, who assures Gossip Cop that the story is "100 percent false."

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