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Nia Long Goes At Beyonce?+Mel B., Bobby Brown & Alicia Out & About

Nia Long covers the July issues of Pride mag.  In this issue, she was asked what she thought about Beyonce Knowles' performance in Obsessed.  Here's her interesting response: "I didn't see 'Obsessed,' so I can't comment, but it's just not about how talented you are anymore. It's about, 'How much box-office revenue will this person generate?' When you see certain people – we won't name names – they just don't have the skill, and no one in their team has said, 'You need acting classes,'" She also goes on to say, "If you're a singer not an actress, you should sing. If you're a rapper, you should rap," "If you take time to develop your craft, God bless you. Jamie Foxx is an example of both [actor and singer]." She then adds "If you were able to take all the Black actresses and the choices we've made collectively, it's a pure reflection of what you see on film. People need to work. But the content? The opportunities for Black actresses are more widespread today, but the quality has suffered." Oh snap.  Nia's looking gorgeous as usual on that cover by the way. Here's a pic of Bobby Brown, his fiance Alicia, and son on the beach in Malibu over the weekend:

Mel B. was rocking these Louboutin boots like it was blazing in LA over the weekend.  Am I the only one who has a pet peeve of people wearing hot ass ish in the middle of summer?  Makes me heated just looking at them...
Pics via WENN

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I am disappointed that Nia

I am disappointed that Nia took the time in an interview to be unclassy and talk harshly about another artist. She was totally hating on Beyonce and its unfortunate because alot of individuals in the industry admire Beyonce like Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and even Ellen, bad decision to instigate negativity against Beyonce. A true professional would have left it at I have not seen the movie, but I am sure Beyonce worked hard on the film..The End. One she would have opened the door for a possible movie role by showing her professionalism. And Nia passes herself off as this leading lady, yet the only movies I recall her in are Friday, Big Mamma House, and Are we there yet...interesting that she critiques others. Ludracris has been in Oscar nominated film Crash, Max Payne, so stop hating on the rappers too. Lest not forget other Rappers who she also critizied that are acclaimed actors like Mr. M. Def. So, stop hating Nia, you are bigger than this.
Rae's picture

i think everyone needs to

i think everyone needs to calm down saying that beyonce did not take time to try and master the acting craft when she publicly stated that she had an acting coach. beyonce got plenty of excellent critically acclaimed reviews for her role in cadillac records. i'm definitely not saying that she is on the level of halle berry but she is not bad by a long shot. the problem is the fans because they don't look past "sasha" and they view everything that beyonce does in a different way. AND FOR THE RECORD....NIA LONG IS NOT NO PHENOMINAL ACTRESS HERSELF...I DON'T KNOW WHAT MAKES HER THINK THAT SHE IS THE EPITOME OF A BLACK ACTRESS BECAUSE SHE IS NOT THAT GOOD AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nick's picture

I advice people to learn how

I advice people to learn how to read, how to analyze very well, and apply common sense. There is a difference btw telling the truth and hating. Unfortunately, many people have turned Beyonce into their god, that when something that is true is mentioned about her, people just blindly defend her. You don't have to be bitter or hating to clearly see and tell the truth. I totally agree with Nia Long. She is refering to many out there, but the movie, "Obsessed" was what she was specifically asked about. The producers will put whoever they think will bring in money for them, whether talent or no talent. People go out to see a movie or like a singer, not because of acting skills, or singing skills anymore but now is about who's starring in the movie or what the song is about. There are many actors, actresses, singers, rappers that are this popular, not because of their talent but because of their looks or their appeal to the media. So just because you are famous, or sell a lot of records does not mean is because of the talent. Anybody can make it in the entertainment industry, unfortunately the ones with no talent are the ones making it the most. Just because someone is black does not mean I will blindly support everything they do, that's ridiculous. The truth is Beyonce and many others out there, are good in one thing, but not the other. If your craft is acting, stick to it, if it's singing stick to it, and if it's both, good for you. But, if you are trying to do everything, but it's obvious this is not for you, just quit. Halle Berry is the first African American woman to win an oscar, good. Should I be happy that she got the oscar because of her role in "Monster Ball", or because of her talent as an actress which I thought she could have won an oscar for other movie she did, the same for Denzel Washington. There are many talented actors, actresses, singers out there, but their talent is not recognized, because people are losing a sense of what real talent is about, but I still appreciate and respect real talent when I see it.
CeCe's picture

Funny because Nia got her big

Funny because Nia got her big break on a Rapper turned Actor's TV show called the Fresh Prince, anyways who the hell is she kidding... what in the HELL has she done... shes been in Friday and Are we fuckin there yet? Like lets get real, and it was BEYONCE'S MOvie she produced it, so why wouldn't she wanna star in it. Look the truth is its a rough world for black actress' while black actors (will smith denzel samuel L. jackson morgan freeman jamie foxx terrence howard etc... ) flourish and succeed, Black actress' seem to only really have Halle Berry, and maybe a few others, who are super successful. Maybe Beyonce is not the best actress, but she's already starred in a critically acclaimed oscar winning movie, and if other black actress' can't fill movie seats, why shouldn't she. Atleast a sista is making some paper!!!
milatimberlake's picture

Nia is so right. I'm so tired

Nia is so right. I'm so tired of talented actresses getting overlooked . She looks gorgeous on this cover too.
GEORGIAPEACH's picture

Nia is old and washed up who

Nia is old and washed up who reads this magazine anyway….. She had to say something about beyonce to seem relevant. … Someone please send Nia a script so she can stop bitching!!!!
Summer 08's picture

Ok! Ice Cube, Queen Latifah,

Ok! Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Tupac and especially Will Smith, are the exceptions to the rule when it comes to acting. J. Hud did an excellent job in Dream Girls. But all others need some type of acting instruction. Nia is not hating, she is simply stating a fact. I bet anyone that Angela Bassett feels the same way, but knows that a comment about it is not going to change it. Just do you Nia, and you have your opinion because it's your right!
ifeelsoyoung's picture

THANK YOU NIA LONG!!! I loves

THANK YOU NIA LONG!!! I loves it whenever some1 goes against the grain and isn't dick ridin because it's the thing 2 do. She had an opinion, and she voiced it. And it's the God-honest truth. I know plenty of people who said they didn't like Obsessed, which I was shocked about because I figured every1 loved everything Beyonce even touches. But their main complaint was while it was nice to see B in a different type role where she wasn't a singer..it was predictable..and there's rumors of a 2nd installment of that film...why would they go and do that?!
IamCarmenS's picture

In regards to Queen Latifah,

In regards to Queen Latifah, she had to work her ass off to get non-stereotypical roles (she went from that stereotyped-mess movie [it was funny, but in hindsight is just degrading to blacks] with Steve Martin to starring in nuanced, quality films like Last Holiday and The Secret Life of Bees). Halle had to work her way out of dreck like BAPS and being the white male lead's flavor of the week. Nia was fortunate to generate buzz and good box office in black films, but the industry--and the black community--has changed so much that films like Dead Presidents, The Inkwell, Love Jones, The Best Man, etc or even films all the way back to Hallelujah! (1929) that celebrated black culture and black life in positive, quality format is over. The thing with a lot of singers/rappers turned actor is that a) they fill up nonsense roles in mainstream movies, basically playing themselves or b) they headline popcorn flicks with no substance. Nia--and other black thespians (how fair is it that Sanaa went to freaking YALE for acting and she'll never have the opportunities of Sandra Bullock or Nicole Kidman, who don't have a theater background?)--is that Hollywood will crank out popcorn flicks for the vanity of rappers/singers and for money, and they're stuck working in whatever they can because Hollywood doesn't care about developing or promoting the careers of talented black actors. And for that matter, how the hell are black actors to develop their craft if they don't have the opportunity to do so? You only get better with practice, and if movies and theatre are shutting them out, of course many may seem lacking when they do get a role. The name "Beyonce" clouds too many people's judgment and brings up that irritating word "hater" when that is not the emotion behind Nia's frustration at all.
Angela's picture

Stop Hating Nia Long you

Stop Hating Nia Long you can't get mad because you haven't done anything since Big Momma house. Black woman always find a way to put another black woman down grow up maybe you need more practice Beyonce is doing her you need to do you don't hate learn to congratulate I did like Nia but her statement about someone else career is such a turn off go find your place and shut the hell up.
Sherry's picture

There are many singers who

There are many singers who are not very good at acting. Since fans will pay to see them anyway producers will use them we know it's all about the money. I'm not mad at Beyonce, if someone is willing to pay her why not take it. When people get into show biz I'm sure they know what the game is all about. Life isn't fair. There a lot of people who make records and can't sing (Paris Hilton) but if someone will buy their records and someone is willing to pay them to make a record more power to them!
Karen Bryant's picture

CHERYL: QUEEN LATIFAH

CHERYL: QUEEN LATIFAH DOESN’T LOOK WHITE, SHE’S NOT THIN EITHER. SOME OF YOU CAN KEEP MAKING EXCUSES FOR NIA, BUT REALLU, WHAT HAVE NIA DONE IN THE PAST 5 YEARS? NIA HAS DIRECTED IN THE PAST, MAYBE SHE SHOULD TRY TO PARLAY OFF OF THAT. BEYONCE KNOWS HOW TO USE HER MONEY TO GET A JOB FOR HERSELF AND OTHERS(GABBY). NOT TOMENTION THERE ARE DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS WHO START OFF THEIR PROJECT WITH A CERTAIN ACTRESS/PERSON IN MIND. THE MOVIE INDUSTRY IS A BUSINESS, THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS TO MAKE A PROFIT, BEYONCE IS BANKABLE, SO THEY ARE GOING TO CHOOSE HER MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, REALITY.IF YOUR SPELLING WASN’T SO HORRIBLE, I WOULD BE MORE INCLINED TO BELIEVE YOU. LOL!I would probably care about your comment if your twins in blue were actually cute. It's a fact! your girl B can't act.
Oh Wow!'s picture

Some of you guys are allowing

Some of you guys are allowing your love for Beyonce to cloud your objectivity. You all know good and well that Beyonce cannot act. I repeat...you know good and well that Beyonce cannot act. If you are going to dive into another art genre and take food out of another artists mouth, then you need to show that art genre respect. Nia is simply saying that unless you take to the time to actually study and be good at a secondary art then you should stay in your lane. I love Nia for being honest. Yes, there are some singers that can act but Beyonce is not one of them. I'm all for making a dollar and I do not begrudge anyone the right to make money but be prepared for critiques when it is clear that you are lead by money and not talent. Nia should be mad and annoyed. I'm sure she takes acting very seriously and is not amused to see someone playing at it and not playing at it very well. I did not think that the comments were limited to Beyonce. I think that applies to other non-acting singers as well.
Gravity's picture

To all you Nia long

To all you Nia long hater: She has been in the game since 1986 and still working on stuff. If you take the time out and stop hating on her and look her up maybe you would find out what she is doing.
Kelly's picture

Its funny how all of the Bey

Its funny how all of the Bey stan fan call it hating when your are doing the same thang to nia. someone said Taraji ain’t hating...well they didn't ask her a question about Bey... and if she did would you say she is hating too??? You talk about Bey in CADILLAC RECORDS, first of the movie wasn't about her,but they made it all about Bey and it failed. plus she was in the last 20min of the movie sing...that what she do anyway. Then you talk about her being good in Obsessed. Yes it was a box hit and when everyone say it they was talking about the white girl played that part....really didn't hear much about Bey.. I saw Obsessed and it was ok, its not a movie i can watch over and over again. We all know Bey can sing, but acting she need more work. Maybe all the Bey Obsessed fans need to get out her a**, so that you can see the light that her acting skill sucks..
Kelly's picture

Kinda sounds like sour grapes

Kinda sounds like sour grapes to me, did she audition for Obsessed? What's with blacks lashing out at each other in the media?
Artemis's picture

Re: Mel B's boots and the

Re: Mel B's boots and the summer versus winter...that doesn't really fly in California...Los Angeles, specifically. It won't be "cold" again so you wear what you wear because it's cute not because it's winter or summer. Yes, sandals in "winter" because the weather is pretty much the same year round. I miss Los Angeles so much. This East Coast crap is for the birds.
LA Boheme's picture

Why anyone would hate on

Why anyone would hate on someone wanting to achieve all of their dreams is beyond me. Beyonce has actually shown a willingness to devote herself to the craft and learn as much as she can about the business. With Cadillac Records she even took on the Executive Producer role, and was funding the movie to even get played! That movie had serious thespians in it, like Jeffrey Wright, Adrian Brody, she also included younger up and comers like Columbus Short, and wait for it, Gabrielle Union herself was in the role. Does Nia really think she should go against people who aren't just out for themselves, but are really wanting to bring stories like that to Hollywood, whiile providing work for countless African American actors and actresses. Instead of trying to bring another sister down follow out how you can collaborate and get more actors in films, because obviously Nia should've followed the path Gabby did, and she would have more roles. Being bitter will get you nowhere, even if she has a point.
MissGolden's picture

First of all Nia is a VET in

First of all Nia is a VET in the acting game! & real talk, her acting skills runs CIRCLES around Beyonce!!!! Nia is right, it's not about quality acting anymore, it's all about image & box office draws! I don't feel that Nia was hating at all. She was simply answering a question that was asked. And for the record, she has had some movies, as well as TV roles since Fresh Prince of Bel Aire. Beyonce is not the GOD of ALL!!! She needs to stick to what she does best & that's performing her music on stage! It's hard enough for Black actresses in Hollywood as is!!! No one's blaming Beyonce for these week film execs casting her, but Nia is right, she needs to perfect her craft!!!!
LUVTHEOBAMAS's picture

OK Tash -- I totally feel you

OK Tash -- I totally feel you on this one. Now these boots vs. Beyonce's cut out boots yesterday are ridiculous to be wearing in the summer. At least Bey had some vents! Even tho Mel B's body can usually pull off anything, this look IS NOT WORKING...NONE OF IT (vest, leggins & boots) does not go together at all! Amazing some of the things these celebrities can get away with. If one of us regular folk tried this in our everyday lives, we would be looked at sideways!! LOL
jagplatinum's picture

Clueless: Girl please,

Clueless: Girl please, where have you been??????? You sound like a retard, asking where has Nia been since Fresh Prince……yep I can tell you are a Beyonce stan…..CLUELESS. I honestly haven't seen this chick since Fresh Prince either! Damn that takes me back!!! Nia Long ain't doing shit right now and wants to critisize others for getting work?! Maybe she should stop poping off at the mouth and focus on being in a good movie! Black actresses always want to complain about not getting rolls and blah blah blah. Well bitch maybe if you work on YOUR craft we'd see you in something!
Nia Who!?'s picture

Anon: Some of you folks

Anon: Some of you folks can’t read. Not once this she blame others for her career. All she was saying that you need to respect the craft. Take lessons and learn how to act. Where is hating in that? Lack of respect for the craft does lower he quality of films. Most of us can count on one hand the amount of good, quality films starting a majority African American cast. It isn’t in her head, it is reality.Man, I can’t understand why everything has to be about hating Beyonce. She is not the center of the universe. She was part of the question and Nia answered it. Hate the question but do not disparage the answer. Amen Finally someone who can read! People need to stop with this Beyonce madness Honestly everytime an artist opens her mouth, people think they are hating on Beyonce. I truly get her point, all she is saying is that if you want to act, learn the craft, put time into it like they did Cause in the end we want to see quality movies
Truth be told's picture

Nia got it right, and there

Nia got it right, and there was no hating involved. Yes, celebrities with no acting skills do beat out better actors simply because their names attract a large audience. Yes, it sucks. Yes, it's the fault of producers who are more concerned with making a buck than making a good picture. And yes, she has Every. Damn. Right. to be bitter. If you care about your craft and are constantly working to perfect it, only to have some uppity no-talent hack come and steal roles out from under you, then hell yeah you can and should be pissed. You know what stepping aside quietly and gracefully gets you? NOTHING. Let the woman blow off a little steam. She said nothing wrong. Acting is a craft. There's an art to making a character a living, breathing human being the audience can relate to. You have to find the rhythms of a scene and all of the great little things in it; you have to be able to pick up your co-stars' rhythms and work with them. And while some people are naturally gifted with that, the rest of us have to take acting classes if we want to do it well. Just like we would have to take voice lessons if we wanted to pursue singing careers or dance classes if we wanted to be dancers. No amount of money or fame can make you a good actor if you're not willing to take the time to learn the craft. And if you know the craft and love the craft? Some uppity little hotshot celebrities coming around making crappy movies, behaving like they know it all and making more money than you do is a slap in the face. And Nia shouldn't have to act like it isn't.
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NoTimeToGaze: What is all

NoTimeToGaze: What is all the uproar about ? They brought up Beyonce. Why does everyone have to like Beyonce ? Beyonce is not the best. Infact, Beyonce’s music is very annoying. Her talent is average. Sorry, this is coming across in a mean way. It’s just that she overexposes herself, she pretends to be humble when all youi do is hear her boast in her songs as well as in interviews. She lies about so many things. She acts like a virgin in interviews, and acts like a stripper on the stage. In order to justify her stripper self, she makes up a name called Sasha. Then she stupidly gives Sasha a last name in order to attract more attention and sell more records. I think it did the opposite. It makes U look stupid beyonce. If you feel an extra surge of energy, well this is called adrenaline. Once again, can’t anyone in her camp tell her so ? WoW, being rich and famous sucks. People just tell you what you want to hear. You can’t even trust your husband who you are crazy in love with. Anyway Nia is fantastic. Maybe she is not pimping herself. Maybe she has morals. Nia also has a family. Also, try to remember that Nia long is not in her 20s. Therefore, she is less marketable. And, oh yah, she does not look white, nor does she try to look white. This reduces her chances these days. Plus she probably rejects roles as well. Nia rules. QUEEN LATIFAH DOESN'T LOOK WHITE, SHE'S NOT THIN EITHER. SOME OF YOU CAN KEEP MAKING EXCUSES FOR NIA, BUT REALLU, WHAT HAVE NIA DONE IN THE PAST 5 YEARS? NIA HAS DIRECTED IN THE PAST, MAYBE SHE SHOULD TRY TO PARLAY OFF OF THAT. BEYONCE KNOWS HOW TO USE HER MONEY TO GET A JOB FOR HERSELF AND OTHERS(GABBY). NOT TOMENTION THERE ARE DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS WHO START OFF THEIR PROJECT WITH A CERTAIN ACTRESS/PERSON IN MIND. THE MOVIE INDUSTRY IS A BUSINESS, THEY ARE IN A BUSINESS TO MAKE A PROFIT, BEYONCE IS BANKABLE, SO THEY ARE GOING TO CHOOSE HER MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, REALITY. oh wow!: What is the world are you talking about! all of hollywood jokes about how beyonce can’t act. Why would I hate on her when it’s a fact that she can’t act? is that a lie! lets go down her list of acting credits and watch those horrible movies. Most people can’t even sit through one movie, they start to look for other things to watch. Why would I hate on beyonce? I graduated college, I have a career, married with a son? what does she have that I want?………..oh………her money……………money can’t make you happy, I hope you have figured that out honey. Don’t care to look like her because I look good my damn self! please tell me what she has what i want? her voice? I don’t want to sing! her body? I got a nice size 6 shape, something beyonce struggles to keep herself. Jay Z? No thank you she can have that all day long! my husband is wayyyyyyyy finer and I love him! I think she did a decent job in caddalic records, but obessed came out and blew that straight out the shit hole. No jealousy here mami, just honesty! the girl is a singer and performer, not an actor! IF YOUR SPELLING WASN'T SO HORRIBLE, I WOULD BE MORE INCLINED TO BELIEVE YOU.
CHERYL's picture

well, if nia is talkin about

well, if nia is talkin about obsessed then I agree with her too. That movie was so overrated and when I saw it, i thought it could of been WAY BETTER. Bey, I know u want to conquer everythin in the world, but actin isn't one of them. Please stick to what u do best which is sing!
michelle's picture

Nia didn't single out B she

Nia didn't single out B she referred to her because they were talking about the movie she just did. But lets be real Beyonce can't act to save her life her up on screen with Idris was a sad attempt at acting. I am an actor and I feel Nia because just like B with singing we spend so much time dedicating ourselves to become true masters at out art and when someone like B comes along says a few lines and calls herself an actor it pisses us off!!! Only an actor can really understand what goes into our profession people think it's so easy but those who do end up looking like B did in Obsessed absolutely HORRIBLE! If B would put half the feeling she does in her singing into her acting then maybe she'd be good. Nia is not bitter she was saying what a lot of people feel and won't say. There are a lot of singers who are amazing actors and vice versa but B is not one of them. Like Nia said take some acting classes before u hit the box office cus ur acting game is non existent!
DivaDior's picture

Beyonce is super annoying,

Beyonce is super annoying, that movie she had come out this summer was horible. the best scene was the fighting part. i saw it on bootleg because I wouldn't give her a single penny of my hard earned money. Love me some love jones1 tell Nia!
beauty is in you!'s picture

Nia is speaking the truth.

Nia is speaking the truth. There are many quality Black actresses out there, like Angela Bassett, Jada, Sanaa Lathan, Violet, and Kimberly Elise, etc.,... These woman just cant get very many roles anymore. The only black actresses that get roles is Halle Berry & Beyonce. I also agree with some of you, Obsessed was a horrible. It was more like a lifetime movie. The only reason why that movie generated so much revenue was because Beyonce starred in it, and because of the catfight. The movie itself lacked substance.
Carly's picture

I knew before I read the

I knew before I read the comments that EXTREME Bey fans would classify this as hating (and no Nia did not name her specifically). I simply cannot understand why people are called haters if they disagree with something Beyonce does. We are not going to like EVERYTHING that she does and its nothing wrong with that. She's so talented. A great singer but not so good actress. I wanted to see her do well in Obsessed but she was mediocre at best. I thought of a few different actresses that could have rocked that role and brought much more to that character. But she brings in the revenue and thats what they probably wanted. Hopefully she'll get better as an actress if she wants to keep going in that direction.
Um...Ok's picture

Hi Haters!: Therefore,

Hi Haters!: Therefore, what’s the problem! Producers aren’t checking for Nia! That’s it! No, ands, ifs, or buts about it! Queen Latifah stay getting movies because producers want her! Beyonce has 7 movies! She’s not keeping Nia from work. Let’s be real! If producers wanted Nia, she would have roles. What is all the uproar about ? They brought up Beyonce. Why does everyone have to like Beyonce ? Beyonce is not the best. Infact, Beyonce's music is very annoying. Her talent is average. Sorry, this is coming across in a mean way. It's just that she overexposes herself, she pretends to be humble when all youi do is hear her boast in her songs as well as in interviews. She lies about so many things. She acts like a virgin in interviews, and acts like a stripper on the stage. In order to justify her stripper self, she makes up a name called Sasha. Then she stupidly gives Sasha a last name in order to attract more attention and sell more records. I think it did the opposite. It makes U look stupid beyonce. If you feel an extra surge of energy, well this is called adrenaline. Once again, can't anyone in her camp tell her so ? WoW, being rich and famous sucks. People just tell you what you want to hear. You can't even trust your husband who you are crazy in love with. Anyway Nia is fantastic. Maybe she is not pimping herself. Maybe she has morals. Nia also has a family. Also, try to remember that Nia long is not in her 20s. Therefore, she is less marketable. And, oh yah, she does not look white, nor does she try to look white. This reduces her chances these days. Plus she probably rejects roles as well. Nia rules.
NoTimeToGaze's picture

Mamma mia-The GAY-ME and

Mamma mia-The GAY-ME and Nia Long need to STFU: Obviosly,you are jealous.Who said that you and the other “Obsessed hater” was jealous? you are writing 2 essays just to prove the fact that you are JEALOUS NOT ME. Um not to be funny, but to answer ur question...you just said that they were jealous..Just saying
MzNaomiJ's picture

I seen Obsessed and I must

I seen Obsessed and I must admit the plot was good but Beyonce Knowles acting in that movie was not good. I think she preformed much better in Cadillac Records, anywho practice makes perfect...
everyting nice's picture

I don't think that Nia sounds

I don't think that Nia sounds bitter at all. I feel the same way. It is all about the sales these days. Now when I watch a movie with great actors/actresses I appreciate them so much more. I actually thank God sometimes. It is truly dissapointing that sales determine art these days. Was the industry suffering financially before such a decline in taste ? Well, once again the people have the power when it comes to cultural products. We can choose not to buy that movie ticket. AfroLatinaWarrior: I agree with what she said. There are not a lot of black actress roles in hollywood. She sounds sort of bitter though. And Were did Mel B’s A$$ go?!?
NoTimeToGaze's picture

Nia is GORGEOUS as usal!!!!

Nia is GORGEOUS as usal!!!! That's a REAL BLACK ACTRESS right there. NO GIMMICK!!
Honesty's picture

Kelly: Its alot of people

Kelly: Its alot of people posting stuff and not the post… Nia wasn’t calling anyone out.Everyone posting is callin bey out b/c you know she can’t act. When dream girls first came out Bey was getting all the hype and onces everyone saw the movie they changed there minds.. Jennifer Hud was getting the love. Just b/c your a big name don’t mean you can act Augie: I don’t think Nia said a name. Kind of messy for YBF to say she did, when ya’ll know the backlash. She said point blank (not naming any names)….Besides Bey can’t act, thats just a fact. Can she entertain yes, but we’ve all seen her movies and ya’ll know it for yourselves. WHY IS IT ALWAYS ABOUT BEYONCE???: WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAS TO REVOLVE AROUND BEYONCE???? Enough of this chick already… she does what she does well, but trust me everyone in the world is not captivated by Beyonce. The question shouldn’t have even been asked to Nia, who gives a damn about Beyonce, it was Nia’s interview… how did Beyonce come up. And I agree with Nia, some people should do what they do best and that’s it. Beyonce just happens to be one of those people, but folks around her and her die hard fans are to blinded to be honest with her, she CANNOT act! Period. Let her stick to doing Pop music… that’s her thing.
Honesty's picture

minnie: some yall on here

minnie: some yall on here clearly need to read between the lines on nia long interview Why do we need to read between the lines? Why can't we just read it for what it is? It is what it is, what she said is the truth and it applies to Beyonce. The only reason her name is even in this post is bc the INTERVIEWER specifically asked about Beyonce. I'm sure Nia has said this many times before w/o Beyonce's name bein anywhere near it. But guess what??? It STILL applies to Beyonce and ALWAYS will bc the fact of th matter is she is a HORRIBLE actress...it's clear that she hasn't taken the time to master the craft of acting bc she had been in several movies prior to Obsessed. That should have given her enough experience and time to master her craft..or at least IMPROVE
MzNaomiJ's picture

t.dub: umm was Nia saying

t.dub: umm was Nia saying that when she did the movies with Ice Cube he is a rapper so did she suggest then publicly if ur a rapper stick to rapping? if so, i didnt see it anywhere… U clearly did not read what she said bc if u did u would have saw that she said "If you take time to develop your craft, God Bless you" She also gave props to those who do *Jaime Foxx* Ice cube is one of those people who can successfully do both bc he took the time to master them both. He has come a long way from his Boyz 'n' the Hood days, the same as she has bc she was just starting out in that movie, along with Morris Chestnut and Cuba Gooding Jr. If she had said something like this then, then I wonder where she gets that right, but she has been acting for over 20 years so she has every right
MzNaomiJ's picture

I agree Beyonce cannot act

I agree Beyonce cannot act but it sounds to me like Nia is hatin hard! The producer doesn't have to keep giving Beyonce and all these other actors and actresses roles but they do so don't hate on them bc they making money and you're not. Taraji ain't hating. To make a long story short, Nia needs to stop blaming Beyonce and others for her not blowin up after two decades.
Hey!'s picture

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH WANTING TO CONQUER THE WORLD. ALL SHE IS SAYING IS PERFECT YOUR CRAFT. IF YOUR ACTING OR SINGING IS HORRIBLE, WHO ARE YOU EXPECTING TO INVEST THEIR MONEY IN YOU? SHE DIDN'T MENTION BEYONCE'S NAME NOT ONCE IN HER INTERVIEW. A SINGER OR RAPPER CAN BE AN ACTOR JUST LIKE AN ACTOR CAN BECOME AN MUSICIAN. IT'S VERY POSSIBLE. BUT DON'T DO IT FOR THE SAKE OF TRYING TO GET MORE MONEY OR GAIN MORE FANS. DO IT BECAUSE IT'S A PASSION AND YOU STRONGLY BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE NECESSARY SKILLS. THAT'S ALL. EVERYONE IS BEING ONE-SIDED ABOUT THE SITUATION. AND LET'S BE REAL IF SOULJA BOY BECAME AN ACTOR AIN'T NO WAY YOU WILL CATCH ME GOING TO WATCH HIM ON THE BIG SCREEN. WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. REAL PEOPLE GIVE CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM AND REAL PEOPLE TAKE NO OFFENSE AND GROW FROM IT. I LOVE BEYONCE, BUT HOMEGIRL CAN'T ACT!! renee: I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF NIA AS CLASSY BUT THIS KINDA OF CHANGES THAT. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OPINION, BUT THE INDUSTRY IS WIDE OPEN, MUSIC, ACTING, DANCING WHATEVER, I SAY GO FOR IT WHY HATE ON SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO DO IT ALL. NIA HAS BEEN IN THE ACTING GAME LONG BEFORE BEYONCE AND IF YOU AIN’T WHERE YOU SHOULD BE OR WANT TO BE DON’T HATE ON HER OR ANY OF THE OTHER ACTORS TRYING TO SING AND SINGERS TRYING TO ACT. ITS A FREE COUNTRY AND LOOK AT J HUD SHE CAME RIGHT IN AND WON AN ACADAMY AWARD. PEOPLE SAY WHAT THEY WANT BUT THEY WHERE THE FIRST ONES IN LINE TO SEE DREAM GIRLS AND OBSESSED. YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WENT TO ACTING SCHOOL AND STILL CAN’T ACT. A LOT PEOPLE TOOK SINGING LESSONS AND CAN’T SING. WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU IT IS FOR YOU. SO STOP WHINING AND AND STEP YOUR GAME UP.
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cocacola72284: Love Nia,

cocacola72284: Love Nia, she looks great. I get what she’s saying, but for her to call out Beyonce is kind of tacky; she,a throwing shade, when she was just in Essence with Gabrielle Union talking about hating and questioning its purpose, pointing out how useless and futile it is to hate. I guess she forgot about that earlier interview she gave. Not only that, there are plenty of singer/rappers turned actors that have crossed over into film so why name Beyonce? Will smith, queen latifah, even The Rock () and others; none of them were stellar actors early on, but they’re doing great now; they studied the craft and got better over time, much like what Beyonce is doing. Singers/actor combonations are not new and have been around for decades (, barbara streisand, , frank sinatra, cher, etc.)I get where she’s coming from, but her should be with Hollywood producers in general,not her peers. Her point is valid, but naming names is tacky, because beyonce is not the first or last singer/actor. Jamie is good but he didn’t win an Oscar fresh out the gate either. Where did she name names?? The only reason you knew it was about Beyonce is because the writer specifically asked her "what did she think of Beyonce in Obsessed"? She respectfully said that she could not comment on BEYONCE specifically bc she did not see it. BUT she did choose to use that as an opportunity to express her dissappointment with people Singers/Rappers who choose to cross-over without trying to put in the time to FULLY develop their craft. I'm sure this isn't the first time that Nia has expressed her distaste, and it certainly won't be the last bc she has that right...she's a SEASONED VETEREN. Just like Beyonce could probably throw shade at Rhianna bc the gril can't sing a lick and you can tell she hasn't taken time to master her "craft" but is extremely popular in the music industry
MzNaomiJ's picture

Um Natasha, where exactly in

Um Natasha, where exactly in this post did Nia " Go at Beyonce?" and there was nothing in her comment to "Oh snap" about either. There was also no "bitterness nor hate" in Nia's response either, actually her response was extremely specific, and respectful and insightful and dignified, no different than when a few years models were upset that celebrities were covering all the high fashion/profile magazines and they voiced their opinion about, and no different when singers and rappers and athletes, etc were starting clothing lines, and real designers had a lot to say about that as well and no different than when NBA-er's and NFL-er's want to try to be a rapper (Shaq, or when actors want to be politicians, every body has an opinion and and Nia's opinion is very much valid, now matter how many movie's or how many tv shows she done or what she is or isn't doing now. How immature to just dismiss her comments as being bitter or hating, UUGGGH that damn word Hating, Hater, etc.. No "pet peeve" about Mel B. rocking her boots in the summertime, I also live in Cali (Northern California) and I am a boot girl, 24/7, but it's quite the norm to see chicks rocking boots here year round.
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I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF NIA

I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF NIA AS CLASSY BUT THIS KINDA OF CHANGES THAT. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OPINION, BUT THE INDUSTRY IS WIDE OPEN, MUSIC, ACTING, DANCING WHATEVER, I SAY GO FOR IT WHY HATE ON SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO DO IT ALL. NIA HAS BEEN IN THE ACTING GAME LONG BEFORE BEYONCE AND IF YOU AIN'T WHERE YOU SHOULD BE OR WANT TO BE DON'T HATE ON HER OR ANY OF THE OTHER ACTORS TRYING TO SING AND SINGERS TRYING TO ACT. ITS A FREE COUNTRY AND LOOK AT J HUD SHE CAME RIGHT IN AND WON AN ACADAMY AWARD. PEOPLE SAY WHAT THEY WANT BUT THEY WHERE THE FIRST ONES IN LINE TO SEE DREAM GIRLS AND OBSESSED. YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WENT TO ACTING SCHOOL AND STILL CAN'T ACT. A LOT PEOPLE TOOK SINGING LESSONS AND CAN'T SING. WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU IT IS FOR YOU. SO STOP WHINING AND AND STEP YOUR GAME UP.
renee's picture

Please,HOW CAN YOU BEGIN BY I

Please,HOW CAN YOU BEGIN BY I DONT WANNA NAME NAMES and Finish by mentioning JAMIE FOXX?? SHE IS A HATER.PERIOD. "She is saying,I dont know why the prettier girl in block got more proposals for men when she cant even cook(like me)". Jealousy much
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were is bobby new baby

were is bobby new baby
shell shock's picture

Nia, don't hate because you

Nia, don't hate because you are not a big box office draw, the money people in Hollywood want to make big money at the Box Office. Obama got the Nia Long treatment from other Senators who were hating on him for being both new to the Senate and Black and having the audacity to want to run for President, luckily he lived in the USA, land of the free, where nobody can stop you from being a community organizer one day and a Senator the next and then a President. Beyonce or Rappers, follow you dreams never look back on the haters they are getting old and slipping in oblivion.
Seth's picture

The movie industry has always

The movie industry has always been about the biggest box office draw, even in the days of Marilyn Monroe, so I don't know what she's talking about. On the other hand, there are actresses, who have spent a considerable amount of time developing and perfecting their craft, only to feel left out and pushed aside, when people who may not have been quite as dedicated to the art, steps in and takes roles from them. But, make no mistake, the movie industry is , and has always been, about the ching! ching!
Ara's picture

I don't think Nia said a

I don't think Nia said a name. Kind of messy for YBF to say she did, when ya'll know the backlash. She said point blank (not naming any names).... Besides Bey can't act, thats just a fact. Can she entertain yes, but we've all seen her movies and ya'll know it for yourselves.
Augie's picture

FOR THOSE WHO ARE COMMENTING

FOR THOSE WHO ARE COMMENTING ON MEL'S FLAT ASS........NOT EVERYONE WANTS A BIG, NASTY KUNTRY, GHETTO ASS. GET IT MEL!
BIG, NASTY, STANK A$$E$'s picture

Anon: Some of you folks

Anon: Some of you folks can’t read. Not once this she blame others for her career. All she was saying that you need to respect the craft. Take lessons and learn how to act. Where is hating in that? Lack of respect for the craft does lower he quality of films. Most of us can count on one hand the amount of good, quality films starting a majority African American cast. It isn’t in her head, it is reality.Man, I can’t understand why everything has to be about hating Beyonce. She is not the center of the universe. She was part of the question and Nia answered it. Hate the question but do not disparage the answer.
Canada's picture

NIA NEVER SINGLED OUT

NIA NEVER SINGLED OUT BEYONCE. THE QUESTION WAS "DID YOU WATCH OBSESSED?" SHE IS CLEARLY STATING HER OPINION AND SHE IS STATING FACTS. EVERYONE TAKES POSITIVE CRITICISM AS SOMEONE THROWING SHADE. SHE IS SIMPLY SAYING MASTER YOUR CRAFT FIRST. WHY WOULD I WANT TO INVEST $10 AT THE MOVIE THEATER TO WATCH A SINGER WHO IS TRYING SO HARD TO ACT? BEYONCE IS A PRIME EXAMPLE BECAUSE SHE CONSTANTLY FORCES HERSELF TO BE ON THE BIG SCREEN. SHE WANTS TO BE SOME SORT OF ICON, WHEN MUSIC IS MORE OF HER FLAVOR. PEOPLE LIKE JAMIE FOXX, JENNIFER HUDSON AND TYRESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE TALENTED IN BOTH SINGING AND ACTING. CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM NEVER KILLED ANYONE. CAN'T BE AN ACCOUNTANT WITHOUT 4 YRS OF COLLEGE AND A MBA RIGHT? MASTER YOUR CRAFT IF YOU WANT OTHERS TO INVEST IN YOUR ART.
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