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We at Hip-Hop Wired absolutely co-sign the fact that America’s new sweetheart Lupita Nyong’o is shacking up with a rapper.

Seeing that it’s being confirmed that it’s a rapper as wholesome as K’Naan, the gossipy news becomes that much more sweeter.

Reports US Weekly:

Lupita Nyong’o is definitely taken! A source tells Us Weekly that the Kenya-raised actress, 31, has been dating Somali-born rapper K’Naan since September.

The New York-based couple has bonded over their similar interests.

“She loves his humanitarianism,” says a pal of the “Wavin’ Flag” singer, 36. “They’d both passionate about African issues.”

K’Naan has two sons with pharmacy tech ex-wife Deqa Warsame. And the rapper’s pal notes that Nyong’o and K’Naan are taking things slow.

“She hasn’t met his kids,” the friend reveals.

However, his kids most certainly know Lupita. The 12 Years a Slave actress is coming off a whirlwind run stirred up by the film, including wins at the Spirit, SAG and the coveted Oscars.

The Somalia-born rapper has been on a musical hiatus for some time now, but he gained popularity after his “Wavin’ Flag” record was handpicked for use as Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup when it was hosted in South Africa.

Check the gallery for pics of the couple spotted together outside of Good Morning America as Lupita wasn’t exactly having the best day.

Photo: Twitter/Flow 955, Apega/WENN.com

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