Cameroonian-Nigerian pop star Dencia unleashed a vicious Twitter attack aimed at Lupita Nyong’o after the “12 Years a Slave” star revealed that she persuaded a fan not to purchase Dencia’s skin-bleaching cream.
Lupita Nyong’o was a guest speaker at the Essence Women in Hollywood Luncheon where she opened up about the importance of loving your skin complexion.
During her speech she shared her own journey toward accepting her dark skin and revealed that a fan wrote her a letter thanking her for influencing her decision not to purchase Whitenicious, Dencia’s skin-bleaching cream.
The typo- and grammatical error-filled Twitter rant captured quite a bit of attention as Dencia claimed that white companies own Nyong’o.
“Every year the Oscars use 1 black scape goat 2 fool blacks 2 support them,this is ur year,next year another black person get over urselves,” one tweet read.
Things only got worse as the tweet continued.
“& oh @Lupita_Nyongo cln’t talk abt the bleaching creams white people (Companies) make cuz the white man pays her,they own her!!,” she tweeted. “And oh while u claim she isn’t thinking of me, I’m on Her brain 4 her 2 mention me in a speech she shld have thanked u stupid fools.”
Dencia then let her critics know that she won’t be losing any money for attacking Nyong’o on social media.
“I don’t have a record deal or pple who pay me i pay every1 who works 4 me so I can tweet how I feel unlike most celebs n my money still here,” another tweet read.
Many Twitter users stepped in to defend Nyong’o against the attacks, but it’s not as if the star needs the help.
Nyong’o hasn’t responded and is instead continue to flaunt her beauty, love her gorgeous skin and shine amid the dozens of awards she has snagged this season.
As for the letter that made Dencia so angry, it was intended to be the center of a beautiful moment — not a Twitter war.
“Dear Lupita,” the letter read. “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.”
Nyong’o said her “heart bled a little” when she read those words and she said she hopes she can continue to encourage young women to embrace their black beauty.