Rihanna Declines HBO ‘Cocaine Scene’ Offer

Published: Saturday 11th Jan 2014 by David


It’s Lena Dunham-led show with a run that’s been groundbreaking to say the least.

Alas, it would seem Pop royal Rihanna cared little of ‘Girls‘ success when she declined the chance to feature in its second season, deciding to opt out of the opportunity it has emerged today.

Full story below…

After seeking permission to use her Ester Dean-penned number ‘Talk That Talk’ in the HBO series,its producer Manish Raval soon found himself met ‘no’, given no explanation as to why the Grammy winning performer had declined his offer.

He told Radio.com:

“You know, honestly, I don’t know. The scene that she denied it for was the Icona Pop scene.They didn’t give a reason, we didn’t ask for a reason. So I can’t speculate as to why, but you know, it’s a happy accident. She said no and we happened to find the Icona Pop song.”

One possible reason as to why Rihanna rejected the offer?


For, in the scene Manish had hoped to use the song in, Lena’s character is seen snorting lines of the dangerous drug before partying with boyfriend ‘Elijah Krantz‘, portrayed by ‘The New Normal‘s Andrew Rannells.

Raval went on to share:

“The Icona Pop scene was something I was really proud of. You know after we had shot it and edited it, I was just waiting for it to come out. People responded so much to the Robyn song [“Dancing On My Own”] in season one, I knew people were going to have the same response to the Icona Pop thing.

‘And also because, they were an unsigned band and no one knew the song. It was going to be an inherently original moment. Even when I hear the song now I think of the scene.”

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  1. Lovebird January 11, 2014

    Anyway she denied an Icona Pop scene according to what I’ve read; the “cocaine” bit looks like your speculation.

    Speculation =/= fact, no reason was given, no story here.

  2. BanjeeRiri January 11, 2014

    Lovebird is do dumb. Icona Pop were put in the scene AFTER she turned it down so it was only an Icona Pop scene because she didn’t want it to be a Rihanna scene dummy. I think she did turn it down because of the drug use 2bh.

  3. BeyWhoUWanna January 11, 2014

    Lovebird honey, reading comprehension is key.

  4. Molly January 11, 2014

    Don’t they have a racist chick on the show?

  5. CiaraTheFemaleMj January 11, 2014

    Kiiii, the irony in her turning this down when that’s what she does with Cara Snortlevigne.

  6. Lovebird January 11, 2014

    Receiving reading advice from a Beyonce fan is like receiving health advice from a smoker.

  7. Realest January 11, 2014

    Well she’s a drug addict so I doubt another outlet to showcase that “bad girl” image she’s been portraying for a while now, was the issue for her. It’s probably something else.

  8. BarbBey January 11, 2014

    Look how rude the Navi is to each other.

  9. Lovebird January 11, 2014

    I love the way Rihanna’s green eyes sparkle in the sun or good lighting. She has very beautiful eyes OMG.

    Her lips have got such a beautiful shape, absolutely gorgeous.

  10. MarinasDiamonds January 11, 2014

    That’s funny, because I could have sworn coke is what she, PromiscuRita and Cocaine Cara have in common.

  11. Lovebird January 11, 2014

    Rihanna is not a drug addict.

  12. Lovebird January 11, 2014

    Rihanna has denied ever doing cocaine.

  13. 4EverBrandNu January 11, 2014

    Elle oh elle. This would have been like when True Blood put Adorn in a gay s** scene, HBO stay clocking these celebs and their secrets.

  14. NadiaMaraj January 11, 2014

    Cocaine is the bond that links Rita, Cara and Rihanna even though Rita and Rihanna aren’t friends imo.

  15. BeyBeyKing January 11, 2014

    HShadeO trying to expose Cokehanna? The shame of it all!

  16. BEYSUS OVER JESUS January 11, 2014

    Oh the irony. 🙂

  17. FentySoSnatched January 11, 2014

    @4EverBrandNu No girl, it would be like featuring a Brandy song in an erectile dysfunction ad. #Flop.

  18. BadGyalRita January 11, 2014

    Rita has never done drugs so what are yous talking about.

  19. Riri’s B**** January 11, 2014

    @4EVERBRANDNU LOOOOOL got a point there!

    @Lovebird We love Rihanna but there’s no need to have your head so far up her c***. We all know she’s doing something on the side but we love her regardless. Probably even more lol. Besides, if she didn’t wouldn’t that just make her “bad girl” image a fake?? And why are you trying to start s*** with the hive? Someone corrected your ass, take it and move on!

  20. HONEYCHILDPLEASE January 11, 2014

    hunty we all know ms.fenty is a druggie. just like her abusive ex boyfriend Chris Brown. But quit as kept I heard rihanna sniffs too.

  21. BODY PARTY January 11, 2014


  22. Simone January 11, 2014

    Receipts please b#tc. This is the type of malicious slander that get ignorant b#tches f#cked up.

  23. Sleazy January 11, 2014

    Being a Cocaine w**** one would think she would be okay with it

  24. FutureCIARA January 11, 2014

    Im sooo confused, That was right up her alley!

  25. Emma Kelly January 11, 2014

    You wish. Rihanna has the right to turn down anything sh wants. Same with any artist.

  26. h2o January 11, 2014

    I wish I was Carrebian.

  27. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014


    I know you saw my message on Twitter… Follow back b****!!!

    Also, Rihanna already smokes cocaine so she should not have any problems with this role tbh…

  28. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014


    I missing your shade. I love you boo

  29. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014


    WOW, If thats what we call the voice of our generation then WE ARE DOOMED !!!!

    Rihanna was HORRIBLE!!! Lazy flat ass vocals! WTF & SHE IS ONLY 25

  30. Lovebird January 11, 2014

    Rihanna smokes weed, she doesn’t do cocaine.

  31. Lovebird January 11, 2014

    And yet her flat vocals are selling out stadiums.

  32. just…me January 11, 2014

    All these idiot calling rihanna a drug addict should shut up. You know you are a plain dummy so i expect you to keep talking.

  33. Cleopatra Thee African Queen January 11, 2014

    Cara is a drug addict Cocaine user obviously Rih does massive drugs from Weed to Ectasy to cocaine.
    The truth is coming out now lmao

  34. Stephy Tha Lambily January 11, 2014

    Lovebird… Are you a female or male?

  35. h2o January 11, 2014

    a female.

  36. JOHNVIDAL January 11, 2014

    OMG those two performances posted in this article… those are the currents standards we have to accept??? Those non existant vocals? non existant moves? I mean Wow. Don´t know how some of her fans have the nerve to shade anyone.

  37. Taylor Swift January 11, 2014

    She’s a drug addict.. Tell me something that’s new? I mean she hangs out with a bisexual drug addict Whoree cara!

  38. the truth honey January 11, 2014

    @stupidbird b**** y dont u just kill yoself dayum!!!! U funkn nerve wreckn!! Rhi a blow head honey

  39. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    Tell them to kiss your grits. she turned it down,or if she had let them use it either way,Remember
    these Section Eight People will always dwell on the negative aspects of her life.They always bring up her being a Druggie,shes Untalented,she can’t never be on Beyonce Level,these are lonely creatures who lives through Beyonce and Rihanna is seen as the Odd Female Out.
    And just think Jayz and Beyonce taught Her the ways of the World.

  40. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    They want to try and pin that Druggie Collar on Her,then they try to Make her wear the Role Model Collar,She have told them to kiss her grits, more than we can count.She don’t want to wear the role Model Title NO PLACE CLOSE TO HER and yet when/if she does something they don’t like they still goes in head first to beat her wheels off.

  41. the truth honey January 11, 2014

    ^^^Dumb b****. U stupid as dumbbird. U just stfu

  42. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    She can’s move albums and yet she has managed to move more Albums State Side, than all of the Destiny Childs Musicians ,I wonder how is that possible when they can dance every step Beyonce can dance, and Sing every Note she can Sing. And we all know that their Beysus can step every step, MJ,Chris,Ciara, Janet, and Jennifer Lopez can step,Because Her ass, spends Quality time Studying their Moves, and Coping her red wide screen ass all the way off.


  43. Hivy January 11, 2014

    You guys killing me. LMAOOOO

  44. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    And besides the Iconic “Rubbish & TrashFest” Album She has dropped,Its a wonder Shes not Topping the Charts all over.I mean this was the fastest Album to do double Dutch on the charts in three weeks and I give Credit where its due.
    But,,, shouldn’t a true Queen be setting the Single Charts on Fiyaaaah too,Hive?
    Make a General in the navy shut up, and why are you pressed,AFTER all why would your Maggot ass be following a Druggie like Rihanna who can’t pour
    Pee out of a Booth ,to let the Naysayers, and Gutter
    Dwellers tell it. tell it.

  45. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    Hey Haters come on I want to PLAY!!!

  46. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    Rihanna Feature “Monster” with EM is Holding Court at #2, and “DRunk is at #15,But then again it don’t Matter , do it Hive because Album sales are greater than Singles ,Right?
    Mean While the same Chart That has Ke$ha And Pit Bull at #1 Knocking Monster from the #1 Spot, are the same Charts that, has a year end Chart that list Burno as #1 Best Year End Sales and Rihanna at # 13 with “Unapologic” with 1.9 for year end sales Or am i seeing things and that chart is wrong with those Numbers. That char has Beyonce at #24 with 1.4 In Sales and that wordis spelled out, Which I am mindful that She did that good in Three Weeks Beyonce did which is Beyonce Amazing to me.

  47. MuiMui January 11, 2014


  48. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    Beyonce is one of the only celebs who never touched drugs so I am proud of her for that.
    As for those cheap whores…

    But… even at that Beyonce is Married to a Big Bucket Head Camel,who has sold Dope and has admitted to as much. And the World has Forgiven Jayz so why don’t your weak ass let the Slander keep right on Because We all know that Beyonce to,you and her Looney’s can
    Walk On Water
    Turn Bricks Into Stone
    Beyonce can Heal the sick, and make the Blind See
    To Let your “Worthless” Gutter Rug Rats tell it!
    RIHANNA Say to tell all her haters,and that Bey Hive to Kiss her grits,whenever you feel like Puckering up,you Dirty Dirt Envious,Jealous Dirt Bags.

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  50. MC!! January 11, 2014

    if rihanna don’t want her song on a show then fine I don’t get the big deal Sam made it look like she was asked to play a coke addict

  51. Tyler January 11, 2014

    Rihanna’s a crack, crack, crack, crack, crackhead!

  52. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* January 11, 2014

    What you Say Now give it to me babaaaaaay. *pauses*

    Damn, i loved her Show, she’s cool and playful. love you Rih. 😀

    Now on Topic:

    Why you want her to accept this s***?

    oh and i thought she was a puppet… so she can say “yes” and “no” now, @sam ?

    and I do Not want hear no talk from stans of the fake sad alcoholic Blonde Wig-wearing b**** who’s married to an ex-drug dealer with a criminal past and abuse towards women. *checks his mugshot* 😀

    Rihanna sniffs No cocaine.

    *plays the Videos*

  53. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    S** in the air, and I like the
    smell of it.

  54. Baddie Bey rules January 11, 2014


  55. Baddie Bey rules January 11, 2014

    This ain’t even new though everyone know Rihanna’s a crack head!

  56. MuiMui January 11, 2014

    Beyonce, Jayz, r crack
    They r Classy Coke users!

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