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Ne-Yo rejects MLK role because of weight requirements

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Ne-Yo rejects MLK role because of weight requirements

Can you picture R&B star Ne-Yo playing Martin Luther King, Jr.? Apparently the singer was being seriously considered for a big screen biopic of the legendary civil rights leader but he decided to bow out because he’d have to gain 3o pounds for the part. The UK Express reports:

R&B star Ne-Yo turned down the opportunity to play Martin Luther King, Jr.. in a new movie after film bosses asked him to gain 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) for the role.

The singer/actor, who has previously appeared in big screen blockbusters including Battle: Los Angeles and Red Tails, is preparing to release new album R.E.D. and he wasn’t willing to gain weight to play the civil rights activist before his music promotion geared up.

He tells the Sunday Mirror, “I definitely want to do more acting but it’s got to make sense with the music. I recently had to turn down an amazing opportunity to be in a movie playing Martin Luther King.

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