"The Black Panther lives... and so does Troublemaker! Introducing MC Underbite (Letitia Wright), best freestyler in Wakanda," Nyong'o tweeted Friday with the video. "All cred to my girl Robyn Hood for the original inspiration and my bars. Happy #BlackPantherDay!"
"I feel some bars coming," Nyong'o says in the video while riding shotgun next to Wright, and they both prove their flow is on point. After both are rapping about "Wakanda forever," the video cuts to Philadelphia rapper Robyn Hood's music video for a song inspired by "Black Panther."
Nyong'o plays Nakia, a member of the Dora Milaje -- champions from rival tribes chosen to become the personal guards of Wakanda king T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Wright plays the title characters younger sister, who he trained himself, so she's nobody to mess with either.
For those not very familiar with the Marvel comic characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, here's a run down of both women from TooFab's handy-dandy "Black Panther" 101 guide.
Nakia (Nyong'O) is a strong-willed member of the Dora Milaje who fell in love with T'Challa, despite being told the title is ceremonial only. Her jealousy at his other lovers turned her into the villainous Malice. The Dora Milaje are second only to Black Panther himself in fighting skill and prowess and often travel with him as his entourage.
Shuri (Wright) is T'Challa's younger half-sister on his father's side, and daughter of Ramonda. T'Challa trained her himself so she'd be ready should she ever have to take on the mantle of Black Panther, which did happen temporarily in the comic books, though not without complications due to pride and arrogance. She often makes strategic and command decisions in his absence while he is off fighting with the Avengers.