Prepare To Be Mesmerised By Lupita Nyong'o In Jay-Z's Up-Coming Visual Album Teaser

The Oscar-winning actress stars in Jay-Z's latest 4:44 album teaser, and we can't stop watching her. No, seriously - help us stop.

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Here are some things you can do in 31 seconds: reply to a WhatsApp message, find and cut a loose string off your T-shirt, dream about what it would be like to be married to Channing Tatum, watch Lupita Nyong'o's transfixing performance in the teaser for Jay-Z's 4:44 visual album.

We went for the latter (although the Tatum option was tempting).

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Yesterday, the rapper's streaming service Tidal released a 31-second clip titled 'MaNyfaCedGod' featuring a close-up shot of the Oscar-winning actress serving up some of her most emotionally-exciting and dizzyingly-brilliant performances to date.

In the clip, the 34-year-old appears to be going through a series amount of pain, anguish and turmoil, before information comes up that Jay-Z's album will be released tomorrow, exclusively on Sprint Tidal.

Nyong'o's clip is the third trailer from 4:44 we've seen to date, having recently seen a teaser – worryingly titled Kill Jay Z – featuring a young boy running.

Another sees Oscar winner Mahersala Ali box in a clip called 'Adnis'.

Just like that time Beyoncé dropped her visual album Lemonade over night, and decided to announce her recent pregnancy with twins in an epic Madonna-inspired photoshoot, we're totally confused by Jay Z's latest creative move.

But, like the news of Rihanna and Lupita are starring in a project together following a Tumblr post of them pictured together at a Miu Miu show at Fashion Week in 2014, we're extremely excited to see what's in store.

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