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Michael B. Jordan tweets at Lupita Nyong’o to ‘bring them chocolate cakes back’
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.
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 19, 2018
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.
The initial shock was overwhelming.
NOW WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON pic.twitter.com/I0vxhB3YMZ
— optimus prime’s wife (@sydneybaretts) February 20, 2018
But some helpful people on Twitter tried to break down the message.
Either Lupita has some actual chocolate cake or… pic.twitter.com/PD8ipjO1V6
— CotySJ (@CotySJ1) February 20, 2018
But… it’s not singular. It’s plural cakes.
— “Blick” Lives Matter (@AbbieHollowDays) February 20, 2018
Could be more than one cake, maybe she likes baking or something
— CotySJ (@CotySJ1) February 20, 2018
Taking the suggestive reading of the tweet, tons of people were like, “Excuse me?”
— honeeyy child (@tewwmindless) February 20, 2018
— Evette Dionne Boseman (@freeblackgirl) February 20, 2018
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 20, 2018
And others were following right along to watch the drama unfold.
We all up in your conversation like pic.twitter.com/XoFHlnScrv
— Carmen Ellington (@ReallySeeME) February 20, 2018
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) February 20, 2018
— Nakia (@WakandanSpioen) February 20, 2018
It wasn’t long before Nyong’o tweeted back at Jordan, telling him, “No dessert until you come correct.”
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 20, 2018
Twitter promptly freaked out all over again.
— glorene ✨ (@glorene1234) February 20, 2018
— jhaunay (@wrightmywayout) February 20, 2018
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.
Is this what I think it is or is y'all trollin? pic.twitter.com/N5Sl4Ifwjo
— G (@gvlben) February 20, 2018
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.
— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) February 20, 2018
According to Twitter, that wasn’t all he was playing.
And game or no game—there are still some unanswered questions.
Don’t change the subject. What you mean “chocolate cakes”? pic.twitter.com/40ERGJIzZT
— Danaé Latrice (@DanaeLatrice) February 20, 2018
We’ll be waiting!
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.