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Non Hip-Hop Rumors: Which Singer Turned Down The Chance To Play Martin Luther King?

Singer Ne-Yo revealed to Britain’s Sunday Mirror that he recently had to turn down the role of Martin Luther King because it would have required him to gain 30 pounds.

“They wanted to start shooting at the time my album R.E.D. comes out and wanted me to gain 30 pounds, so I couldn’t do it,” Ne-Yo admitted. “I’m kicking myself but acting can’t take the place of my music. Plus, I’ve been killing myself in the gym for months preparing for this album because I wanted a complete makeover.”

Ne-Yo’s upcoming album R.E.D. is set to drop in September. Do you think Ne-Yo would have done the role of MLK justice?

  • Nah. It would have came off like a comedy.

  • remymartinnn

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  • RichFromBX

    I don’t think he could’ve brought the commanding presence required for a role like this…they need to find someone who’s first and only love is acting…this isn’t a role to take lightly or use any gimmicks to get attention

  • Guillaume Pilon

    ne yo playing the role of an icon ????

    its a chance he dint took it

  • Oknas

    Glad he isn’t getting the role, they need a new face, not a celeb.

    • therealest1

      I totally agree with you, that’s what I don’t like about biography movies or true life stories, Hollywood always places a star to play the role of an actual individual whether it be iconic or a person who was involved in something impacting when they don’t even look like the actual person at all. They feel the need to attach a star name to since they’re so worried about being able to sell it.

      The only biography I thought was credibly accurate was Malcolm X. It worked because Denzel Washington is a highly skilled actor and he was able to pull off looking like him making it believable.

  • Alf Capone

    how could he

  • He wouldn’t even fit as him

  • Denzel should play King, or Don Cheadle, or Courtney Vance,

  • digitallife

    You do not want to be known as the person who butchered the role of Martin Luther King Jr..there is just no coming back from that.

  • lesutrabytimbaland

    damn right. Don’t do it. too much criticism

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  • thuglifefukdapolice

    na cant thats wrong ne yo i wasnt down with dr king like that i believe in unity eqaulity but turning the other cheekwas the dumbest thing any bblackman on earth could have thought of r.i.p 2 malcom x

  • Lil Brother Rapper Pooh could play MLK

  • Doc Franchise

    how were they going to fake the hair