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Michael B. Jordan exchanged some tweets with his Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o on Monday—and Twitter is shook over their suggestive tones.

The public conversation started when Nyong’o tweeted a video of her storming into Jordan’s dressing room and requesting he do a pushup. Apparently, the two made a bet on the set of Black Panther, and Nyongo’s winning prize was to command Jordan to do “on call pushups” anytime she wanted.

The video, taken backstage at The View, shows the pair hugging and laughing before Jordan drops for one (perfect) pushup.

“Stay down,” Nyong’o tells him, giving us all flashbacks to every moment that Nyong’o’s Nakia was a total badass in Black Panther.

But it’s Jordan’s now-deleted response that had Twitter totally floored.

“Bring them chocolate cakes back,” Jordan tweeted at Nyong’o. “You ready for round 2?”

He topped it off with #youknowyouwantthis.

Michael B. Jordan deleted a tweet to Lupita Nyong'o that said 'bring them chocolate cakes back.' @michaelb4jordan/Twitter

The initial shock was overwhelming.

But some helpful people on Twitter tried to break down the message.

Taking the suggestive reading of the tweet, tons of people were like, “Excuse me?”

https://twitter.com/sweetDaGe/status/965776706878390272

https://twitter.com/tbib33/status/965775277644279808

And others were following right along to watch the drama unfold.

It wasn’t long before Nyong’o tweeted back at Jordan, telling him, “No dessert until you come correct.”

Twitter promptly freaked out all over again.

Others thought the wording of the tweet was a little too perfect—and perhaps indicated that Jordan and Nyong’o are just trolling in response to rumors that the co-stars have been looking cozy lately.

https://twitter.com/whosthere23/status/965786697777651712

But as it turns out, Jordan’s “cakes” tweet was just another game. In a follow-up tweet, he said he was playing on SafeWord, an MTV show that pits celebrity friends against each other with a series of social media dares.

According to Twitter, that wasn’t all he was playing.

https://twitter.com/Bre_Cold_AsIce/status/965795819474612225

And game or no game—there are still some unanswered questions.

We’ll be waiting!

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.

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