Amanda Bynes’ music career may still be in the works, but she’s down one major producer.
The 27-year-old former actress and current tweeter was rumored to work with the Fugees’ Wyclef Jean on her supposed upcoming record deal. A representative from Jean’s camp, however, has denied any involvement.
Jean’s team reportedly told TMZ that the producer and rapper hasn’t spoken to Bynes about collaborating, nor has any plans to do so.
Rumors of a Bynes-Jean team-up were sparked by a statement from the CEO of Chinga Chang Records, a company that reportedly offered Bynes a record deal. “I think it would be perfect,” CEO Dan Herman told E! News. “Linking the two of them will be something major.” He added that Jean was “receptive” to the idea of teaming up with Bynes, and spoke of arranging a meeting between the two of them earlier this week, which never took place.
After retiring from acting, Bynes first publicized plans to begin a career in music last month. “Look forward to seeing me in music videos!” she announced on Twitter. “I’m looking forward to a long and wonderful career as a singer/rapper!”
Bynes recently distanced herself from Chinga Chang Records, taking to Twitter to announce that her music career will begin after she completes various surgeries to remove the “webbing” between her eyes and to “shave the bridge down” of her nose.