Are Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o Friends?

It is no question that Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna are two of the most well-known celebrities today.

With both women currently dominating their careers and being some of the most talked about powerhouses, just seeing their names in the same sentence is enough to get us excited.

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Actress Lupita Nyong’o and singer Rihanna attend the Miu Miu show. | Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Though they haven’t been spotted together often, many still can’t help but wonder if Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna are friends?

Their friendship started with a meme

We are not certain when Rihanna and Luptia Nyong’o met for the very first time, but fans first noticed the two hanging out together back in 2014.

The makeup mogul and the award winning actress were spotted together for the first time at the Mui Mui fashion show in Paris.

Cameras caught the two sitting side by side in the front row and though they were just watching the show, a picture of Nyong’o and Rihanna instantly went viral.

One fan even dreamed up the idea of seeing Nyong’o and Rihanna in an ultimate heist movie.

“Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and Lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scans,” one fan tweeted.

In 2017, the idea resurfaced on Twitter and caught the attention of Lupita and Rihanna.

The actress took to Twitter and wrote, “I’m down if you are @rihanna.” To which RiRi responded, “I’m Pit’z.”

They’re currently working on filming a movie together

Even though Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna have been extremely busy with their own projects lately, the two women will soon star alongside each other in the brand new Netflix film.

The actress and beauty mogul have signed on to work on a heist film that is being written by Issa Rae (Insecure and Little) and directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma and A Wrinkle in Time).

Since the film is still in its early works, not much has been revealed about who Rihanna and Lupita will play in film or what the premise will be.

The Us actress recently revealed to E! that she is, in fact, working on a top-secret project with Rihanna but shared that she couldn’t reveal any information about it.

“I can tell you absolutely nothing about that,” she says during the interview.

It has not been revealed when the film will be released so we can expect not to hear anything new about it at least for the next few months.

With Rihanna currently dominating the makeup industry with her brand Fenty Beauty as well working on her lingerie line, Savage x Fenty and Lupita Nyong’o is taking over the big screen, especially with her most recent film Us, they have too much on their plates to give us a new movie so soon.

There has not been word on when filming will actually commence but we all know that this film will be the definition of Black Girl Magic!

So, no matter if these two women are friends or not, their new film will definitely be one to remember.