Former child star/current tabloid fixture Amanda Bynes is apparently planning a major career move. No longer content with being a washed-up actress, Bynes seems poised to reinvent herself as a rapper. The 27-year-old has reportedly teamed up with Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame to make her dream a reality.
On Thursday, Bynes announced she is planning to shift her career away from acting and toward music. Being herself, this announcement came in the middle of a flurry of Twitter posts about her new nose job.
need a few more surgeries to shave the bridge down to correct the rest of my nose so I can start the next chapter of my career! Music!
â€” Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) June 20, 2013
I never spoke to anyone at Chinga Changa Records. I got an offer for a bigger record deal that I'm taking as soon I get my surgeries!
— Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) June 20, 2013
TMZ confirmed Friday that Bynes is indeed branching out into music. Specifically, Bynes has plans to become a rapper. According to the celebrity-news site, Bynes has teamed up with Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame, owner of Brick Squad Monopoly, to begin production on her first hip-hop album, under the working title “Shots.” Waka Flocka Flame will reportedly make a guest appearance on the album.
“It’s going to be crazy hot,” the rapper said.
TMZ spoke with Waka Flocka Flame about the issue, and the rapper said that while Bynes has not yet inked a record contract with Brick Squad Monopoly, it’s still basically guaranteed that Bynes will release a new rap album through the label. Waka Flocka Flame (born Juaquin Malphurs) has reportedly already hired writers to begin penning songs for Bynes’ debut as a rapper.
Despite Bynes’ constant appearances in the media lately for her erratic behavior, Waka Flocka Flame said there’s nothing wrong with her in his eyes. “She has it all together to me,” the rapper told TMZ. “She is cool as hell and ready for the rap world. I think she is going to kill the game.”
Waka Flocka Flame also said he texts Bynes every day and FaceTime chats her at least once a week. Their conversations usually revolve around the record and its progress, but also around topics such as “keeping her head up from the haters,” of which Bynes believes she has many.
As for Bynes, her Twitter feed points to her being completely serious about becoming a rapper:
I'm Only Going To Be In Music Videos From Now On I Never Want To Be In Movies Again!
— Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) June 22, 2013
Eric Brown is an IBTimes reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.