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“If you’re a singer, not an actress, you should sing. If you’re a rapper, you should rap,” Nia Long to Pride magazine.

There’s only but so many negro roles to go around in Hollywood, & Nia Long is fighting mad that people like Beyonce “take” roles from would-be working actors. She went on the record w/Pride Magazine to let a bitch know she’s tryna eat, & if you even THINK about auditioning for that soon to be Oscar nominated Tyler Perry role she’s up for it’s fist to jaw!!

In the July cover story, written by Jessica Huie, the ‘Are We There Yet?’ star was also asked what she thought about Beyonce Knowles’ performance in ‘Obsessed.’

“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,” Long said. “When you see certain people – we won’t name names – they just don’t have the skill, and no one on their team has said, ‘You need acting classes.”

The 38-year-old actress, who last starred on the ABC series ‘Big Shots,’ said there are some exceptions .

“If you take time to develop your craft, God bless you. Jamie Foxx is an example of both [an actor and singer].”

Long also vented to the glossy about the quality of roles Hollywood offers black actresses.

“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,” she offered. [SOURCE]

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