Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o has a boyfriend with a shady past according to a new report. RadarOnline says the new man by Nyong’o’s side, Somali rapper K’Naan, is a former gang member with a history of past arrests.

K’Naan, born Keinan Warsame, was born in Somalia but fled with his family to Canada in the 90s after seeing his young friends killed in the beginning of that country’s civil war. But he admits life in America was tough. “We Somalis weren’t treated well because we didn’t know how to dress cool,” he’s explained.