Rihanna has been in Tokyo over the past few days to promote her debut acting role in Battleship, and she’s finally decided to ditch her busted blonde stripper weave. Thank goodness. Now RiRi is back to brunette and has tweeted these photos with the caption, “Cuz I’m black bitch.” The Mail also has some photos of Rihanna rocking her new locks at a photocall. Doesn’t she look so much better now?
In other RiRi news, the singer is now dropping hints in the press that she’d love to play Whitney Houston in a rumored biopic. A bit presumptuous, perhaps?
Rihanna has revealed she would “love” to portray the late Whitney Houston on the big screen.
The Talk That Talk singer, who makes her acting debut in Peter Berg’s sci-fi action adventure Battleship, shrugged off rumours she is in the running to play the late legend in a forthcoming biopic, but admitted she would be honoured to take the role.
“I didn’t get that call yet,” said the 24-year-old, adding: “That would be something that I would have to give my entire life to do because I would want to really pull it off. That’s a huge, huge role and whoever does it has to do a good job.”
The 48-year-old singer died on February 11 in California, hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party. Her record label boss and friend Clive Davis is reportedly at the helm of the planned film, with Jennifer Hudson also on the shortlist.
Rihanna considers Houston a musical inspiration.
“I met her at a Clive Davis party. I love her. She’s one of my big music icons, and I have always looked up to her,” she continued.
“My first song that I remember falling in love with was a Whitney Houston song – ‘I Will Always Love You.’ All of her music actually was always played in my house, with Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. It was really inspiring and it made me develop a passion for music, so really she’s partly responsible for me being here in this industry.”
Rihanna also revealed she would like to try comedy.
“I want to try different roles – maybe comedy next, or who knows? I like sarcastic, dry humour: I love movies like Superbad and Pineapple Express, pretty (much) all Seth Rogen’s movies.”
[From Belfast Telegraph]
I can totally believe that Rihanna adores Seth Rogen movies (especially Pineapple Express) because she loves the pot. I’m not sure what to think about the idea of Rihanna as an actress, so we’ll have to wait and see how she fares once Battleship hits stateside theaters on May 18. It does seem rather opportunistic (not to mention insensitive) to start talking up how much she’d love to play Whitney Houston so soon after such an untimely death, but I guess that’s just the nature of Hollywood.
In the meantime, here are some photos of Rihanna giving one last hurrah to that dreadful bottle-blonde ‘do. She’s wearing a really ugly Stella McCartney (whom she loves to wear) jacket as a dress in London and favoring a more relaxed look while arriving in the Tokyo airport. I’m so glad she got rid of that color.
Photos courtesy of WENN and Twitter