Lupita Nyong’o Shuts Down Audrey Hepburn Hair Comparisons

Lupita Nyong'o

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The beauty world is still buzzing about Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o’s mile high hair she sported on the Met Gala red carpet Monday night, Unfortunately, mainstream media (read: VOGUE) is once again trying to give inspiration credits to everything except its Afro-centric roots.

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Well, Nyong’o wasn’t feeling having her textured totem compared to Audrey Hepburn – especially since she already revealed her Nina Simone inspirations to the magazine’s own André Leon Talley. So she shut down the comparisons via the following Instagram post this morning:

Hair Inspiration. Check. @vernonfrancois @voguemagazine #metball2016

A video posted by Lupita Nyong'o (@lupitanyongo) on

Nothing left to say, is there?

Press play below to watch her quick interview with Talley about her actual hair inspirations.


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