Lights, Camera – Action!

- By Bossip Staff

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Rihanna’s coming to a theater near you:

“Mama Black Widow, which will feature R&B songbird Rihanna in her big screen debut, tells the story of a black family’s migration from the Southern Mississippi field, to Chicago in the 1930’s.

Mos Def has also has a starring role in this upcoming film. We’re not feeling too hopeful about the girl Rihanna in a theatrical role. We’ve said it before, but it’s clear that no one really cares about talent anymore.


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  • beautiful b

    oh no.

  • beautiful b

    1st btw…but again. oh no.

  • Anonymous3 - the fire sign

    can’t wait to hear her take on a Southern accent

  • rox

    um….how are they gonna harness the Bajan accent and parlay it into some kinda southern accent????? nah, not feelin Rhi on this one for her debut. they shouldv’e started her out with something way more believable-like a young songstress falls in love with her mentor lol….

  • Aunt Viv

    I don’t understand why “singers” (notice the quotes) think they can automatically act. And for our vocally-challenged, warbly-voiced sistren like Rihanna, my confusion is multiplied. I smell “Glitter” part 2.

  • $m♥K.E.Y.

    We already question most of the music industry’s “talent” about their

    vocals now they continue to push the same questionable talent

    into the acting industry. I think the writers need to do another strike!

    Can she pull off a southern accent?

  • swoosh



    Train wreck in the making…

  • wtf


  • Brooklyn, Stand UP!

    She is Pop, not R&B!!

  • Aunt Viv

    If Ri Ri doesn’t sing or speak in the movie it should be at least OK. Mos Def has some acting chops. He can do all the talking.

  • Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators (fka Keepin' It Real - D'Original)


    Look at how FLAT her a$$ is in that pic…

  • MissT

    First she needs to master the English language…..

  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    Why shouldn’t she be able to mimic a southern accent…even if it’s horrible? 🙂 After all, think of all the American actors who’ve tried to play West Indians and did terrible accents. *shrugging*

    Anyway, let’s give her a chance…if she isn’t a born natural, then I’m sure with some training and classes, she’ll get better with time.

    Oh no…on another note, CNN just announce that Sen. Ted Kennedy has a brain tumor. Prayers and thoughts with him and his family.

  • Octavia

    Hopefully she won’t get like Bey and start sporting her ice skating tights to parties.

  • WordzOfaProphet

    1st Diddy kills a role, then here comes another opportunity to do the same thing.

    Lets list all the wrongs with this:::

    1. No known acting talent..PERIOD

    2. Can barely speack English without her heavy accent

    3. DOubt she can pull off a southern accent (and not that cowboy ish either)

    4. this is perhaps most important……..SHE’S AN EFFING SINGER, NOT AN ACTRESS.

    this is y actors/actresses can’t get no jobs now. ppl only gonna see it cuz Rhianna in da movie

  • as seen on t.v.

    i just don’t understand why they keep giving parts to “singers” what about all of the actual actresses who are not working…i understand that she is the “it” girl right now…but come on every actor can’t sing and every singer can’t act…sometimes it’s just best to stick with what you are supposedly talented at…

  • creolediva

    oh joy!!!


    and i guess, like, beyonce, she will expect to win an oscar…and u bey d*ckriders might not admit it, but thats one area she has not conquered…

  • creolediva

    one word….glitter

  • creolediva

    eff the accent, who’s gonna buy her as an actress?? she’s a half-asss singer with zero dancing skills…WTF??? she couldnt even fool us into believing she wasnt screwing C Breezy…NEXT!!!

  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    Oh wait a minute. How are you simpletons going to talk about her “mastering the English language”?!?! WTH…. Don’t get it twisted. She was educated at a very good school in Barbados (Combermere), so trust me, her grammar is on point. So what she has an accent…at least you can understand what she is saying and she is articulate.

  • bree

    “Mama Black Widow, which will feature R&B songbird Rihanna in her big screen debut


  • tj

    I’ve read the script it’s phenomenal… lil Lorraine Hansberry rip off at times but great.

  • John


  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    @West Indian, it’s sheer ignorance.

    The next time folks want to talk about the ability to speak English or accents, please look at some of your artists, especially those from the south/midwest or even the west coast, because when some of them open their mouths to speak, I swear I’m begging for subtitles!!

    Reading some of their interviews…between the ebonics and massacred conjugation…it’s enough to make your eyes bleed!! Enough to make you wonder if they made it past 2nd grade…

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