I haven’t heard much from JoJo in quite some time. Well, she’s speaking out now!
JoJo recently voiced her frustration about something that is in her Wikipedia bio that is completely inaccurate. Apparently is says that she turned down the roll of Hannah Montana. You know, the role that has made Miley Cyrus a millionaire and household name.
JoJo wants to set the record straight once and for all.
“This is not true,” JoJo told on her MySpace page. “I was not interested in doing a television show like that because I did not want to be that kind of artist. I am more concerned with being a legitimate artist – not one created for the captive tween audience from a television show.
They were going to use the same formula that they did with Hillary Duff and her show, and I did not want to be a manufactured artist. I wanted to do it on my own; the old fashioned way; with talent, determination, and hard work, and without a television show, which is fed to the tween masses. This is the same reason I have turned down every reality show that has been offered to me, since I signed my record deal. For me, it is about integrity.”
There was also supposedly a rumor going around that she and Joe Jonas were dating. JoJo says, ““No, we are not dating,” she insists. “We have been just friends for a couple years.”
So, what do you think? Was it a mistake for her to turn down the role of Hannah Montana? Wow, I can’t imagine turning down something like that and then seeing what it has done for Miley Cyrus. I don’t think there is anything manufactured about Miley. I think the Hannah Montana series was a stepping stone for Miley’s career and that we will be seeing a lot of her for a long time. And what does staring as Hannah Montana have to do with integrity? Pft.
Also, Hilary Duff has managed to step away from the Disney brand don’t you think? Okay, I’ll step down from my soap box now.