News: Rihanna Addresses Iceberg Slim Movie Role, Singer Says She's No "Black Widow"

Thursday, Jan 1, 2009 7:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne


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.

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