Netizens on Twitter and various social media platforms went crazy as Kenyan Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and US artist Rihanna dazzled the 2017 MET Gala in New York.
Lupita and Rihanna wore some eye popping gowns to the gala that left tongues wagging.
Lupita donned a a peach off-the-shoulder Prada gown with a feathered neckline while Rihanna wore a Comme des Garçons look.
The sculptural piece on Rihanna was inspired by 18th-century “punks” and consisted of floral fabrics, layered and pulled apart like petals.
One of the photos that caused so much buzz on Twitter showed the two pals taking selfies while Aziz Ansari stood idly and awkwardly by.
The two have becomes pals to a point where netizens imagined a movie about them when a photo of them in Miu Miu runway show with the caption “A picture for the history books,” emerged.
A Twitter user imagined the storyline where “Rihanna is scamming rich white men and Lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan [them].”
Lupita and Rihanna exchanged some epic tweets that ended up involving director Ava Duvernay and Insecure star Issa Rae, who both expressed interest in the “project.”
— TRACE Urban (@TRACE_Inter) May 2, 2017
Rihanna and Lupita back at it again 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/5ZdfTcIsM9
— 🍒 (@glamforwoc) May 2, 2017
ICONIC DUO WHO DESERVE TO FOREVER BE APPRECIATED, RIHANNA AND LUPITA SLAYYYYY pic.twitter.com/tx4rhd7wMd
— nina (@jakeisbaetho) May 2, 2017
— thesavage90s (@iambenjamin_s) May 2, 2017