Nia Long

Nia Long

Actress Nia Long has slammed pop stars who launch a movie career - insisting they should stick to singing.

I didn't see Obsessed, so I can't comment, but it's just not about how talented you are anymore

The Big Momma's House actress has hit out at multi-talented stars like Beyonce Knowles who have swapped the recording studio for a film set.

She is adamant it's wrong for singers to make the move into cinema - because they're simply utilised to draw a bigger audience.

Asked by British magazine Pride what she thought of Knowles' acting abilities, Long said "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?'

When you see certain people - we won't name names - they just don't have the skill, and no one in their team has said, E28098You need acting classes'.

"If you're a singer not an actress, you should sing. If you-re a rapper, you should rap. If you take time to develop your craft, God bless you. Jamie Foxx is an example of both (actor and singer).