By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Lupita Nyong’o is on a roll right now considering she just nabbed the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. With her acting career looking bright and the majority of the public actually in love with her, it’s hard to even understand how anyone would have beef.
Apparently African pop singer Dencia has a bone to pick with Lupita, and she aired out her issues with the actress on Twitter.
Lupita recently gave a heartfelt speech at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, and in the speech she mentioned how she managed to make a fan consider against using Dencia’s whitening skin cream, “Whitenicious.” When the fan saw how Lupita embraced her skin tone and how she continues to be successful and rack up accolades while loving the skin she’s in, the fan realized she didn’t need to whiten her skin with Dencia’s product. Lupita read the letter the fan wrote her aloud during her speech:
“‘Dear Lupita,’ it reads. ‘I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.
“My heart bled a little when I read those words. And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shame in black beauty.”
Dencia took to Twitter to respond and she seems to think no letter even exists:
A girl wrote u a letter?lol thru which email when I just checked ur twitter n can’t see an email address!!Ir pr tried n thanks 4 the Pub.
When one of Lupita’s fan tweeted and said she was just jealous of Lupita’s success, Dencia then says:
Duh cuz I won’t accept a role because they think I look like a slave,I work hard and decide what I want 2 do but she can’t do that,the white man got their lil slave lol.
& oh @Lupita_Nyongo cln’t talk abt the bleaching creams white people (Companies) make cuz the white man pays her,they own her!!
Lupita has an Oscar and she loves herself. She doesn’t even need to respond to a woman who hates herself. I sure wouldn’t.
Did she just say Lupita looks like a slave? Does this dumb heffa not understand slaves came in all skin tones? Ignorant.
It’s really pathetic that some people bleach their skin! I cannot respect anyone who does that!
I’ve never even heard of this chick before. I’m sure it will stay that way. And that’s why she’s really mad. Lupita wins.
I swear haters never cease to amaze me. It hasn’t even been 24 hours since she won. Haters always lurking always remember that.
Lupita doesn’t have time to address this ignorant chick. She’s too busy booking movie roles and getting Oscars.
This singer is just mad because she thought she had to bleach her way to success and Lupita is winning Oscars by just being herself. Seethe in your self-hate ma’am. Lupita doesn’t have time for your antics.
I really hope Lupita doesn’t pay this stupid person any mind. She’s not worth a response.
Lupita has these chicks pressed and she’s just getting started.
What the hell is a “Dencia”? Never heard of her before. I’ma need her not to use Lupita’s relevance to get attention she couldn’t even get on her own.
She sells whitening cream? Fail.
Who? Chile bye. Slaypita ain’t got no worries.
Self hate is real folks.
If you are really out here selling skin whitening cream, you’ve already lost in life.
Oh girl please sit down.
Ive heard of this “person” before and she is a disgrace. She is a spokesman for that whitening cream and has heavily used it herself. It’s sad really for her to hate her skin so much thay she went dark to light and it doesn’t look good. She’s just mad that Lupita loves herself and encourages other young black women to do the same. Thank you Lupita.