That Rihanna x Lupita Movie Meme is Happening IRL and We Literally Can’t Even

Don't ever underestimate the power of Black Twitter.

People far and wide, are you sitting down? Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are about to star in an Ava DuVernay-directed Netflix series, with Issa Rae in talks to write the script. Thank you internet!

We are literally blown away at the reality that this epic movie collaboration was birthed from a Twitter meme. An 18 year-old aspiring YouTuber named Kateria tweeted a photo of Rihanna and Lupita sitting pretty front row at a 2014 runway show for Miu Miu with the genius caption “Rihanna looks like she scams rich white men and Lupita is the computer smart best friend that helps plan the scan.” Hilarity!

The clever tweet went viral instantly, catching the attention of the “scammers” in question.

With Rihanna and Lupita fully on board, Twitter was on the edge of their seat waiting for Ava and Issa to submit their pledge. They did not disappoint.

Meanwhile, we were all watching this play out like…

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