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Video: Rihanna Discusses Playing Whitney Houston In Biopic

Published: Friday 13th Apr 2012 by TGJ Team

Rihanna has been everywhere lately! But then again, isn’t she always?

In a fun interview to promote ‘Battleship’ the alleged vocalist caught up with Fifi & Jules in her hotel room to discuss an array of topics including music, her revolving door of a love life, and playing the late icon Whitney Houston in a biopic.

*Gasp*

See what RhiRhi had to say about playing Houston on the silver screen after the jump and sound off below.


(Whitney question @ 3:00 mark)

If Rihanna played Whitney Houston would her performance soar like her singles on Billboard–or would she fall flat like her octaves on stage? Discuss.

Your thoughts? 

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  1. Tru Voice April 13, 2012

    #SHAADDDDDDDDEEEEEEE lmao!

  2. Bey Fan April 13, 2012

    ” If Rihanna played Whitney Houston would her performance soar like her singles on Billboard–or would she fall flat like her octaves on stage? Discuss ”

    Im so done…….lmfaoooo I cant with TGJ today…lmfaooooooo.

    To answer the question….I think Rihanna might be a good actress, but I dont know about Houston…I mean are we just looking over the accent???

  3. LSZ April 13, 2012

    Rihanna sounds High, or like she’s drunk in most of her interviews lately.

  4. WHUT April 13, 2012

    Nothing on the movie being number 1 in all the countries overseas and projected to make over 300m? KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII SEETHEEEEEEE!!!!

  5. Bam Bam April 13, 2012

    I know people think that all black people look alike ,but come on Rihanna doesn’t look like Whitney even a little bit she is not even the same complexion. Get somebody that no one knows to play her….

  6. Dev April 13, 2012

    give it up gurl it ain’t gonna happen…. But if it did no-one would watch. Stick to a bodyguard lite remake

  7. WHUT April 13, 2012

    Many critics thought Battleship was a gamble with a $209 million dollar budget and the failure of John Carter fresh in everyone’s minds.

    But, the blockbuster proved the naysayers wrong as it opened number one in every country it premiered except France and is now expected to make $300 million dollars in overseas sales alone!

    Sure, the action film has a long ways to go before then, but Battleship is off to a rocking good start as its Day One estimate is expected to be $7.4 million!

    The film made $1.5 million in the U.K., $1.1. million in Australia, and a whopping $2.8 million in Korea!

    Impressive considering its stiff competition such as Titanic, Hunger Games, American Reunion and Wrath Of The Titans

  8. Chk-ahh April 13, 2012

    PAHAHAAHAHAAH THAT WAS SO FUNNY

    ‘THE ALLEGED VOCALIST’

    !!!! LOL!

    SHES AN AWFUL ACTRESS PAHAHAAHAH

  9. WHUT April 13, 2012

    “Many critics thought Battleship was a gamble with a $209 million dollar budget and the failure of John Carter fresh in everyone’s minds.

    But, the blockbuster proved the naysayers wrong as it opened number one in every country it premiered except France and is now expected to make $300 million dollars in overseas sales alone!

    Sure, the action film has a long ways to go before then, but Battleship is off to a rocking good start as its Day One estimate is expected to be $7.4 million!

    The film made $1.5 million in the U.K., $1.1. million in Australia, and a whopping $2.8 million in Korea!

    Impressive considering its stiff competition such as Titanic, Hunger Games, American Reunion and Wrath Of The Titans”
    ————————————————————————————————————-

    ^^^From a site with credence

  10. WHUT April 13, 2012

    …and SHE was the focal point all of the promo as well.

    See what happens when you’re a GLOBAL STAR and not a p****-popping local hood-rat Fossil? I guess XYZ must be having a stroke. Once more for those NOT in the know of #WINNING.

    ————————————————————————————————————-

    Many critics thought Battleship was a gamble with a $209 million dollar budget and the failure of John Carter fresh in everyone’s minds.

    But, the blockbuster proved the naysayers wrong as it opened number one in every country it premiered except France and is now expected to make $300 million dollars in overseas sales alone!

    Sure, the action film has a long ways to go before then, but Battleship is off to a rocking good start as its Day One estimate is expected to be $7.4 million!

    The film made $1.5 million in the U.K., $1.1. million in Australia, and a whopping $2.8 million in Korea!

    Impressive considering its stiff competition such as Titanic, Hunger Games, American Reunion and Wrath Of The Titans

    ————————————————————————————————————–

    KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  11. therealhonesttruth April 13, 2012

    B**** anybody can open a movie #1 when a high profile celebrity is in it.

  12. kimberly April 13, 2012

    I though she said that she doesn’t want to play any singing roles. This chick needs to go back to her interviews and listen to the nonsense she talks about.

  13. WHUT April 13, 2012

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! that’s right HonestTruth SEETHEEEEEE!!!!

  14. El Santo April 13, 2012

    Before she started her career she made a cover of a sonf by Whitney Houston, and its not bad. I think she’s cool, but her problems with smoking will never let her give the best

  15. xoxo April 13, 2012

    @whut
    get a job.

  16. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! April 13, 2012

    The dailymail newspaper gave that Battleship movie a turkey rating!

  17. Jazmine Sullivan FAN April 13, 2012

    “Rihanna has been everywhere lately! But then again, isn’t she always?”

    Yes, including here in TGJ. Everyday…hour after hour…

    Sick crazy blogger you are.

  18. gio88 April 13, 2012

    at the beginning of the discussion about playing whitney houston , someone should have asked about ashton kutcher so that she would have interrupted the interview…..

  19. WHUT April 13, 2012

    LOLOLOL!!! YASSSS this is the reaction I NEED they are STEAMING!!!

    Lemme RAISE your bum pressure once more muppet! OOPS!

    ————————————————————————————————————
    Many critics thought Battleship was a gamble with a $209 million dollar budget and the failure of John Carter fresh in everyone’s minds.

    But, the blockbuster proved the naysayers wrong as it opened number one in every country it premiered except France and is now expected to make $300 million dollars in overseas sales alone!

    Sure, the action film has a long ways to go before then, but Battleship is off to a rocking good start as its Day One estimate is expected to be $7.4 million!

    The film made $1.5 million in the U.K., $1.1. million in Australia, and a whopping $2.8 million in Korea!

    Impressive considering its stiff competition such as Titanic, Hunger Games, American Reunion and Wrath Of The Titans
    ————————————————————————————————————

  20. MISHKA April 13, 2012

    Somewhere, Pat Houston is like “Chiiiile, please.”

    She needs to stop talking about this particular subject too. Not happening.

  21. Rih Mee Yee Tee April 13, 2012

    On a scale of 1 to Chris Brown
    how mad is this news?

  22. therealhonesttruth April 13, 2012

    Beyonce and Jay went to go see Rita perform last night. But yet they wouldn’t be caught dead at a Rihanna show. Jay you really showing how much you love Rita and her talent. Rihanna will just have to deal. Now that Jay has a real baby he don’t got time to be raising your childish ass anymore. LMAO.

  23. Onyx April 13, 2012

    Great Movie, Ri looks lovely here but i think they should make a Film/Documentary about Whitney not a movie.

  24. MsThing485 April 13, 2012

    LMAO! Rihanna playing Whitney? Just, no. A California raisin would be more believable in the role than her.

  25. jay April 13, 2012

    I think she would do playback with whitney recordings ,because lets be honest shes beautiful but she dont have the voice

  26. ANNE April 13, 2012

    Hopefully the movie caster will have better sense.

  27. Alonzo Wilson April 13, 2012

    BEYONCE KNOWLES THE BEST FOR THE PART BECAUSE SHE DOES HAVE THE VOICE

  28. WHUT April 13, 2012

    DEATH@ Alonzo

    Fraud-yonce cant even play HERSELF and you expect ha to play another person? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    For the late crowd.
    ______________________________________________________________
    Many critics thought Battleship was a gamble with a $209 million dollar budget and the failure of John Carter fresh in everyone’s minds.

    But, the blockbuster proved the naysayers wrong as it opened number one in every country it premiered except France and is now expected to make $300 million dollars in overseas sales alone!

    Sure, the action film has a long ways to go before then, but Battleship is off to a rocking good start as its Day One estimate is expected to be $7.4 million!

    The film made $1.5 million in the U.K., $1.1. million in Australia, and a whopping $2.8 million in Korea!

    Impressive considering its stiff competition such as Titanic, Hunger Games, American Reunion and Wrath Of The Titans
    ______________________________________________________________

    The producers were smart as hell to focus ALL the promo on someone who is actually a global star. It paid off. Good Job

  29. Hush April 13, 2012

    Rihanna has no talent, stage presence or grace…something that Whitney had oodles of. Hell, the b**** can barely speak and her accent is ugly. Casting this hack s*** as Whitney would be a total degradation.

  30. therealhonesttruth April 13, 2012

    Okay nobody cares about sales. Sales don’t matter in movies. What matter at the end of the day is getting that awards. This movie is a reflection of Rihanna’s albums. Yes it sells alot but when award season comes around will it win anything. NO.

  31. JohnVidal (RIPWhitney-true great) April 13, 2012

    Please nooooooooooooooooo!!! haha Well I don´t worry about it cos it´s not gonna happen. Not if she has at least a little bit of common sense. She would be the worldwide laughing stock, even if she lipsyncs, everybody would be thinking how her own voice is

  32. Noel April 13, 2012

    @WHUT no one cares. Do you really think people are going to see this movie because of Rihanna when it actually has talented actors like Liam Neeson and Taylor Kitsch. Keep posting…your just making yourself look like a pressed fool.

    Also…I hope to God, that she doesn’t play Whitney..

  33. DTG April 13, 2012

    I don’t have any faith that Rihanna’s movie is any good. It’s probably like her music: cheap, forgettable and targeted at an audience of idiots who know no better. Casting this bug eyed trick who has a reputation for being an awful singer as Whitney Houston would be an insult to her legacy.

  34. therealhonesttruth April 13, 2012

    You know Rihanna is flopping when she changes hair colors 3 times for 1 album.

    Brown and Black to Blonde now to black. Damn sales are really that bad.

  35. Kareem April 13, 2012

    But then again Rip king MJ

  36. James227 April 13, 2012

    If anybody should play Whitney it should be Jennifer Huston. I can really see her pulling this off with her acting skills & hugh vocals like Whitney had.

  37. REAL TALENT April 13, 2012

    Rihanna playing whitney is just disrespectful No I refuse to stand for such fuckery The b**** is an Okay actress and she can’t sing Unless whitney was a stripper in barbados she could maybe but noooo Mam nooooooooooooooooooo

  38. James227 April 13, 2012

    @Whut

    Don’t count your shoes just yet. The estimited that the US will only bring in $125.mil or less. Remember what was said on this blog before that movie have to gross $700+something to say the movie did great. Now that $300mil is just an estimate that’s it. You look at $300mil and right away you think that was made already.

  39. commanderofthedancefloor April 13, 2012

    first riri didnt bring it up the interviewer did
    second anybody who played the role, would have people thinking how they could never sound like whitney
    third there is no other whitney so anybody who did do the role would have to lip sing!

  40. REAL TALENT April 13, 2012

    DEAAAAAAAAD at @whut thinking Rihanna pulled in all those ppl Hahahahahahahahaha She might have played a part but nah all those people? Sit the f*** down H** and the only reason she in that movie Is not cus she CAN act cus she has a Delusional fan base But still a WW is adele at the moment 2mil on your 6th album not even plat in the US. Some star she is hey

  41. Bey Fan… April 13, 2012

    JAMES227
    April 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    @Whut

    Don’t count your shoes just yet. The estimited that the US will only bring in $125.mil or less. Remember what was said on this blog before that movie have to gross $700+something to say the movie did great. Now that $300mil is just an estimate that’s it. You look at $300mil and right away you think that was made already.
    ______________________________________________________________

    ^^^^ I was just about to say this…. and I honestly dont see it making 300 million overseas…. but we’ll see what it does throughout this week.

    I actually wanna see the movie…. and Rihanna has a fight scene…. so that should be hot. I dont know how well it will do in the US, but I hope they promote over here like they’re doing over there.

  42. James227 April 13, 2012

    correction $700+million ^^^^

    If this is ture Jay-Z like he did Chris will block Rihanna to play Whitney anyway

  43. therealhonesttruth April 13, 2012

    Well Rihanna has one thing on Beyonce. She can’t sing so she is always going to get real roles. Everytime somebody wants Beyonce for a movie they want her to sing.

  44. Kg April 13, 2012

    Ok I seen someone said beyonce shes a good performer on stage but lets be real now she cannot acted for S*** and that country acsent of hers omg can you imagine her trying to sound like whitney

  45. DIONFATALEI April 13, 2012

    @THEREALHONESTTRUTH

    Um….Bey and Jay went to see a Rihanna show during the Rated R era <_<

    @NOEL

    …and YES a shitload of people are going to see the movie because of Rihanna, The way the fans at the premiere basically flocked to Rihanna is just….plus I hear a lot of people say there seeing it because shes in it. Its not the only reason why people are going, but it sure as hell is a big part of it.

    Regarding her playing Whitney, I personally don't think she should do it because I would rather see them use a non famous actress or an actual actress BUT Rihanna could possibly do a good job if she focused on the role, shes just too busy to dedicate all of herself to such a big role.

  46. Jessica April 13, 2012

    CRACKANNA can’t act for s***, let alone sing Whitney Houston, wtf is she talking about??? Crackanna is a joke flop smoking crack and spreading her p**** to sell records for her non- talent ass!!! LIKE THE TAMAR BRAXTON PICTURE- BYE GIRL FLY GIRL= FLOP!!!

  47. LAX April 13, 2012

    I’m shock LAX is not here bashing everybody about Rihanna……………. bahahahahaha

  48. Evolution April 13, 2012

    Jay Z
    is Not the King Maker

    It is the people who will decide who is made King

  49. znayzsha April 13, 2012

    i think she is gonna do a great job doing it but if she do not do it good i am going to flopy a ddes and get mad do not stop me if i do

  50. znayzsha April 13, 2012

    this bich better do good up on tis moive

  51. Teacher April 13, 2012

    Damn…and it’s not even her birthday!!!!….What’s w/ all the Rihanna posts today!?!

  52. LAX April 13, 2012

    @JESSICA,,,,, You do know that she became CRACKANNa while you
    was carrying her in yo Belly, Don’t you even remember JESSICA?

  53. LAX April 13, 2012

    That is what you keep doing Rihanna and that is dream big,
    think big and keep reaching for the stars. I mean after all they got a dozen
    the Roc Nation is grooming to get ready for the “TAKE OVER OF RIHANNA AND HER CAREER” And we all know that its going to take all 12 of them and mamma
    GRISSLEY TO TRY AND UP ROOT YOU AND THEY STILL NEED MORE PEOPLE, JUST TELLING YOU.

  54. Real Music Please April 13, 2012

    Is this b**** serious!!! This some str8 b*******!! OMG I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THIS S***!!!!! This is the biggest slap in the face to Whitney Houston’s legacy, and her artistry, that I have ever seen in my life!! Wow I have lost all respect for this blog!! Sam what the f*** is wrong with you??? Do you ever post on “real” artist??/ This is so f***** up!! Man f*** this h**!! Rhianna ain’t s***!!

  55. LAX April 13, 2012

    Rihanna things have gotten so tight over there at Roc Nation that
    they have even a Fresh New Picture of MAMMA GRISSELY & THE ENTIRE ROYAL
    FAMILY Talking shyt to you including your baby niece “BIC” NOT THIS SHYT JUST GOT SERIOUS RIHANNA!!!!!
    PS yOU JUST MIGHT HAVE TO AS WHAT DO THEY WANT FROM YOU, YOUR BILLS ARE PAID, WHAT EVER DO THEY WANT YOU TO DO??????AND YOU DO KNOW THEY INTEND TO RIDE YOUR COAT TAIL TO THE MUSIC GLORY LAND,,, SHYT FIRE JAY AS YOUR MANGER AND GET SOME ONE ELSE THEY WILL DO YOU GOOD . And when the “ROYAL HOUSE OF CARDS FLOP” YOU WILL HVE MADE IT TO HIGHER GROUNDS, GO ON AND GIVE “MAMMA GRISSELY” WHAT SHE WANT AND THAT IS FOR YO ASS TO BE OUT OF THE PICTURE, AND AWAY FROM HR FAMILY, ANYWAYS. lET “MAMMA GRISSLEY” HAVE HER LIFE BACK,, BECAUSE YO ASS HAVE GIVEN HER ASS A RUN FOR HER MONEY AND ITS KILLING HER AND THAT MOFO BEE HIVE OF HERS.

  56. LAX April 13, 2012

    You stfu they wanted her to play whitney other movie and she flat refused.

  57. LAX April 13, 2012

    If they wanted to they could train her to a tee and make her into a Younger Whitney
    she have the height and she can act it shows in her Videos. And they could do
    wonders with make up and trainig, you nutt cakes.
    Jennifer would be great playing her also and ther or others who could pull it off.
    Don’t no one care about her haters and what they or always lying about, anyways.
    If she ended up with this role they would have to bury many of your booty’s.

  58. jamm April 14, 2012

    i dont think she can sing whitney songs well….. kelly rowland should play the part..

  59. JimmyBoy April 14, 2012

    errrmNO.com

  60. wiliiam j April 14, 2012

    oh god I hope not

  61. JustBeingHonest April 15, 2012

    HELL NO …. I’m sorry I like her music and all but she doesn’t have the best vocals in the world and she wouldn’t do Whitney any justice if she has to sing to play the part there better off choosing Beyonce to play her at least she has a way stronger voice

  62. matreiya April 17, 2012

    Whitney? Please…This flop artist is on her way down. Battleship, which is a waterdowned Transformers will suck worse than transforrmers eventhough Rihanna has a small role in it. She sucks.

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