R&B superstar Rihanna has denied recent rumors that claimed she has been tapped to star in the upcoming film adaption of late writer Iceberg Slim's classic, Mama Black Widow.
According to Denver Post, the Grammy winning singer has labeled reports of her acting alongside Mos Def in the upcoming film as “rumors.”
“I've never been involved in that movie,” Rihanna told The Post. “And I probably won't be.”
As previously reported by SOHH, Rihanna was reportedly rumored to star in the upcoming film alongside actors Macy Gray and Anthony Anderson. Set in the 1930s, the plot revolves around an African-American family's migration from the racially tense state of Mississippi to the ghetto-themed underworld of Chicago, Illinois.
Focused on alleged lead actor Brian J White's character, “Otis Tilson,” the story emphasizes his difficulties in trying to keep his family together as they encounter alcoholism, prostitution, sexual deviation and injustice.
Directed by Darren Grant, the film will also star actresses Kerry Washington and Angela Bassett, according to IMD No release date has been announced on the movie's production as of yet.
In related news, Rihanna will perform at the National Football League's Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash in Florida next month. Hostedy by actor Jerry O'Connell, the concert will air live on VH1and feature Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and Lifehouse.
Tickets for the event range from $20 to $45 and are available through Live Nation and www.ticketmaster.com.The Super Bowl Bash concert is scheduled to air Thursday, January 29 at 9 p.m. EST.
Gucci creative director Frida Giannini has said, “I wanted Rihanna on board with this project because she's so young, so modern, and so iconic.”
Rihanna adds, “I have always been a fan of the Gucci brand and the products, especially their handbags. But most of all, I'm very very intrigued by what they're doing with UNICEF. As an artist, I feel like it's our duty to make it a better place if we can. I'm blown away by what UNICEF has been able to accomplish in Africa with the money that Gucci has donated to them. I'm very fortunate to be part of this wonderful collaboration.”
25% of all handbag proceeds from the “Tattoo Heart Collection” will benefit UNICEF.
Check out the commercial below and the behind-the-scenes video on YouTube.
Scope out Rihanna's new commercial for Gucci! Gucci creative director Frida Giannini has said, “I wanted Rihanna on board with this project because she's so young, so modern, and so iconic.” Rihanna adds, “I have always been a fan of the Gucci brand and the products, especially their handbags. But most of all, I'm very very intrigued [...]