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Lupita Nyong’o 99.9999 % of the time knocks her red carpet looks right out of the park. Seriously. Whether it’s the color of her gown, or the perfect styling of her hair, the Kenyan beauty has mastered landing on best dressed lists.

But on Monday night, the actress was slammed for her choice of hairstyle to the 2016 Met Gala. The 30-year-old, who donned a beautiful green Calvin Klein dress, sported a hairdo that many couldn’t quite understand.

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Sure the theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” but the towering “Whoville” hairstyle didn’t exactly sit well with critics. But the 12 Years a Slave star would now like us all to know that the inspiration behind the look was more than just an attempt to fit a theme.

The actress took to Instagram on Tuesday and shared a video revealing that the hairstyle was in efforts to pay tribute to her African heritage. When asked by Vogue’s André Leon Talley while at the event what inspired the look, Nyong’o responded, “The sculptural hairdos from all around the world.”

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She also admitted that Nina Simone was “an inspiration as well.”

According to assistant professor of journalism at Temple University, Lori Tharps, sculptural hairdos often represent background, status and wealth. “There’s that sense of adornment, but it can have meaning,” she said.

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  1. IDontThinkSo

    May 4, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    White folks so stoopid. They know her hair is African inspired, they just don’t like it. They go passive-aggressive with “we don’t understand”.

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Seal Under Investigation For Sexual Assault — Did Oprah Controversy Lead To New Claims?

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Seal is the latest star to be accused of sexual assault. The timing, however, is a bit peculiar.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Tuesday that they are investigating claims by a neighbor in Malibu that the British singer sexually violated her back in November 2016.

Following the January 13th “neighbor disturbance” call to authorities. officials released a statement that read: “It was determined, however, at the time of the deputies’ arrival there was no disturbance at the location between the victim and any of her neighbors. The victim disclosed to the deputies she, allegedly, had been the victim of a sexual battery in November of 2016.”

Détails aout the allegations are unclear, but according to Seal’s rep, the singer “vehemently denies the recent accusations made against him by a former neighbor for alleged misconduct of more than a year ago. He intends to vigorously defend himself against these false allegations.”

TMZ is reporting that Seal tried to kiss her and then groped her when she went to his home to borrow a salad spinner. That’s when he allegedly belittled her for wearing a tank top and shorts.

The recent accusations come just days after Seal seemingly accused Oprah Winfrey of knowing about Harvey Weistein’s sexual misconduct over the years.

The singer claims he has the upmost respect for Oprah and that his post was not meant to be an attack on the media mogul; but it appears as though his mere insinuation sparked outrage in the neighbor.

The alleged victim not only waited a year to file the complaint, but she waited until the singer was hot in the headlines.

Seal, who has supported the #MeToo movement, has not officially been charged.

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