Lupita Nyongo arrive to Jimmy Kimmel Live

Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Nakia in Marvel Studios' new superhero flick Black Panther fears she fears she is losing some friends over Black Panther tickets.

Nakia follows Chadwick Boseman's character of T'Challa as he returns home as the king of Wakanda only to find his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan.

In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On Thursday, Lupita says she is ignoring calls from some friends as she knows they're only calling to get Black Panther premiere tickets.

Black Panther has shattered advance ticket sales records in advance of its official release on February 16, and all of her friends want tickets to the screenings and movie premieres.

"I'm not picking up some calls, let's just say that," Lupita told Kimmel. The single star added that she found it tough to choose who to bring with her to the Black Panther premiere in Hollywood on Monday night. She said she ended up inviting 25 guests.

"I'm a part of Star Wars, so I know frenzy, right?! But for the first time in my life, once the trailer came out last year, people started hitting me up to try and attend the premiere," she said. "I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm going to lose friends this time.'

"I had to be very careful and very strategic about how I invited people. So, I started with the inner circle, my parents, then the next circle, I'd be like, 'Are you in L.A. (Los Angeles)? Oh, you're not? Never mind.'"

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Good for her! This isn't a fear, it's her reality and she is handling it very well.

  • Phillybruh

    I don't get the fear.

  • MsPam

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  • Legacy

    Gorg from head to toe!! Loving her hairstyles lately!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I just love her!!

  • Renee26

    Killing the Game!! Go Lupita!! She's right to do that...hell, pay the money to see it in theaters and truly be supportive of your friend....I wouldn't have gone outside of my immediate circle and immediate family...that second tier group is full of associates.

  • Renee26

    Right fugg em

  • Yoni7

    Hence why my circle is a DOT! If you haven't picked up a phn to call me since 2017 or it's apparent that I've called you more than you've called me. Welcome to the party........the BLOCK party.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I've never seen 12 Years of Slave (for obvious reasons). I'm not a fan of Star Wars, so I've never really seen her act. Is she really good?

    P.S. I can't wait to see Black Panther. I may go 2/3 times. We have to support our own.

  • tintin

    i like her outfit

  • Yoni7

    THIS! I talk to Dubb more than folks in my immediate and family. And guess who would be invited to the porty 1st.......DUBB! And I ain't seen Dubb in person, EVER, but I luh huh and can't wait til the day we do finally meet. #soserious

  • Renee26

    LMAO that's both hilarious and sad but I feel you... my family has never been close knit on either side so there are few that I connect with on a regular are not alone

  • Trace da Ace

    well first off, she looks sooo cute!!! Love the outfit....and she has to realize that folks that get mad cause she did not invite them.....THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS.....folks always want to ride on somebody coat tails all of the strength of them "knowing" you.....hell if that were me....ONLY IMMEDIATE FAMILY...and that is all....all others can pay the 12.00 to see it THAT is how you show support!

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    She's so dang cute! That skin is gold

  • A D N

    One day she will learn to separate her feelings on what people think of her and to keep her circle realllly small.

  • Anunnaki

    25 guests, chile i dont even like 25 people like that. Me just 2 friends, I would not have this problem. Ever, not even family would call me...?

  • Anunnaki

    Aweee, so sweet

  • Kemi

    She’s smart cos the more friends you have, the more the drama sometimes. I have learned that not everybody you befriend wish you well. The less the merrier!

  • JRock

    Lupita looks good in this pic....however....

    Everybody that makes a comment at some point on this site has somebody come for them in the comments section so "Happy Friday" I see you coming.

    I used to like Lupita and respected her grind until....

    She went on national TV and said out of her own mouth that Harvey Weinstein attacked her (I think she said on several occasions). Most of us have heard about the accusations against Weinstein. Some are with merit and some are probably without merit.

    Lupita said she went to Weinstein's hotel to talk about a movie role and he attacked her in a sexual way. She never said if he got the goods but she was able to safely leave his hotel room.

    Boom, he invites her again to his hotel room and boom she goes again and boom the same thing happened. I might be mistaken but I believe she said she even went a 3rd time and the same thing happened. I don't think she went back anymore after that because he cast someone else in the role she was discussing with him.

    Ummm, darling you don't go back after the first time to someone's hotel room who physically attacked you with the intentions of having sex with you. But you went back more than once. Sorry Loopie. You left out a bunch of details so your story lacks credibility.

    As a survivor of sexual harassment, I know firsthand that it is a very painful ordeal to endure. Both of my cases settled because I was telling the truth. Always document, document, document dates, times, what was said, what was done.

    But when people jump on the band wagon of "Me Too" and you're not telling the whole truth you are a detractor and you take away from the TRUTH of real victims.

  • You Could Never

    I luh yew too

  • Kemi

    Lupita is gorgeous!!

  • BadAss Will

    I may lose friends but I will not lose sleep. She looks good tho. She seems like a nice stuck up person. I like her tho....

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  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If you lose "friends" over some tickets they probably werent your real friends anyway.

  • hotntot95

    Who gets in they feelings over movie passes.??..OMG. people make me sick..

  • Dowoop

    I remember that and i was like 'uh, where you going a second time?'

  • Hahaha

    Hahaha. You’re right on both counts. Well all three. Well all four. Lol. Lose friends but don’t lose sleep. Lupita looks good. She does seem like a nice stuck up person. Lol. I like her too.

  • Just An Observation

    G O R G E O U S ! ! !

  • BadAss Will

    Glad u agree??

  • Real Name

    They was t you're friends to begin with if they are being that petty???

  • JRock

    Exactly! Who goes back a second time! I'm like Lupita ain't telling the whole story here.


    #saythat My momma says the same thing!

  • Tammie Reed

    I saw her mom and brother (who did the photobomb at the Oscars) they are so nice. They were hanging out in the lobby after the movie. Loved Lupita's Versace dress at the premiere too! xoxo

  • Real Name

    Right, if something so small can determine how you feel about a friend the relationship was phoney to begin with

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    ? Celebrity problems..

  • Coco_Butter

    Lupita’s being dramatic about losing friends over this movie it’s not that serious

    Something about her rubs me the wrong way idk why ?

  • Allihave2say

    I have a former best friend who is now a politician. Back in the 90's when she married her husband who was married when they met, she stopped being my friend; even after I forgave her for stealing my identity to get credit. True politician.
    She ran into my aunt and sent me her number. For what? Now you're divorce and your political popularity is weaning. Miss me with that like you have for the last 20 years.

  • KB

    Me too.

  • KB

    She knew exactly what she was doing. I liked her too until it was revealed she willingly got on the couch. Quiet as it's kept maybe some of those friends are seeing the true face behind the beautiful one before us. IJS

  • Mister Fantastic

    She should shut all the hell up. She gets on my mofo NERVES!

  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    Just bring your parents, siblings, and your employees and leave it at that lol

  • kekeb

    She bad!!

  • davine puddin

    Yeah that back rub Weinstein much? Now we get it...shoot she look like Erica alexander...

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  • Chuck

    This low self-esteem bitch gets on my nerves. She was fucked by Weinstein to get an award and now she complains about almost everything. Bih please! No one wants to go on the red carpet with your ugly, bald headed ass anyway.

  • V Dubb

    So you know her personally?

  • V Dubb

    Chadwick Boseman said the same thing so it must be frustrating.

  • the guest

    Erica Alexander is a better actress than Lupita.

  • interestingconcept1

    I agree and word in Hollyweird is she was a mean girl before she got fame. I don't like her either.

  • Boogie79

    Thank you. I was thinking the same thing.

  • Yoni7

    See. That stolen identity sh!t would have had that hoe's WHOLE campaigned smeared AND her ass in a river.........swole and stankin'.

    Do Unto Others and make them remember. FUGG DAT!

  • Chuck

    Sounds like you do. Do tell; otherwise, stfu and keep trolling.

  • V Dubb

    Lololol sweetie been on this blog I don't troll for anything. You sound like a hater and a man hating is ridiculous. Find a life and speak on manly shit. Have a blessed day.

  • Allihave2say

    She's worse than imagined. Stole the social security numbers of children whose parents are illegal and got credit cards. When city PD gave her an award for her dedication to kids I threw up.

  • Yoni7

    What's her name? I want to look her up. I can't stand a liar and a thief.

  • MzTee

    Lupita is seriously channeling Grace Jones. That's all I got.

  • Allihave2say

    I won't tell…I've seen her with lots of folks in the legal arena, I shiver and laugh at how much of a true con she is.