The cast of Black Panther seems to be really close, and for two of its stars, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, the closeness might be more than just friendship…or is it?
Speculation has been swirling around whether Lupita Nyong’o, who plays a fierce Wakandan spy in Black Panther, is secretly dating Michael B. Jordan, the film’s antagonist. For some, this might seem like an unlikely pair, but the rumors all started because of a push-up challenge.
Nyong’o was asked about the challenge during a press stop last week. The 34-year-old has been posting videos on social media where she has not been asking, but demanding, Jordan to do push-ups. And no one really had any backstory on this until she gave us the scoop on Sirius XM Radio’s Sway in The Morning.
“Ryan and Chawick and Michael introduced me to the on-call push-ups that their community does,” She said. “When you win a bet, then you decide on how many push-ups are on the table, and if you lose the bet, then you get to do the push-ups whenever you’re asked to.”
She didn’t go into detail as to what bet Jordan lost, but it’s been ridiculously cute to watch her playfully storm into any room he’s in and declare that he perform a push-up or two for her, like she did yesterday before his appearance on ABC’s The View.
There’s a lot of flirtatiousness going on, right? I mean, who can blame Jordan for complimenting Nyong’o on how beautiful she is, and how can Nyong’o not want to keep embracing those arms that the 31-year-old possesses?
Things got even more interesting between the pair after this when, out of nowhere, Jordan posted a sexy tweet about his regal co-star. It has now been deleted, but The Shade Room saved the receipt.
And Nyong’o did not shy away from responding. Her answer dripped with an equal amount of sexiness, but she made sure to let him know he needs to “come correct.”
Her tweet, too, has now been deleted…because it was all joke! Welp!
Apparently, Jordan was on MTV’s SafeWord “where famous friends become frenemies through a series of fun and daring games…[and] the only thing that can stop the humiliation is to use their ‘safeword’.”
Well, when the episode airs, it will be interesting to find out why he didn’t use the safe word (wink, wink). Is there or isn’t there something between the two? What do ya’ll think?