It’s a good thing every bar in America will be hosting Cinco de Mayo drink specials this weekend, because spring has brought anything but flowers and bluebirds for Naya Rivera. The least we can get the girl is a 2-for-1 deal on margaritas.
Naya’s season of sunshine has been clouded by a high-profile, messy breakup with former fiancé Big Sean, a rumored falling out with co-star Lea Michele and pink slips from her employers at Fox and Columbia Records.
Of course, the latter depends on who you ask.
Rivera’s reps are coming out swinging at reports that the actress, 26 was let go from her role as singing cheerleader Santana on TV’s Glee and subsequently dumped by Columbia Records after failing to release a full-length album during her three years with the label.
“Any rumors or statements made as fact, that Naya Rivera was fired or let go from Glee or dropped from her recording contract, are categorically false. Someone obviously has an agenda to damage Naya’s good name and the media are failing at their duty to responsibly vet their sources and verify what is true and what is not. Naya’s attorneys are prepared to take any and all legal action to enforce and protect her rights.”
Sounds like fightin’ words to us.
Columbia Records hasn’t commented on the reports. Rivera signed a deal with Columbia in 2011. She and her then-boyfriend, Big Sean, debuted a single, “Sorry” in 2013, but Naya never got around to recording a complete compilation.
E! snoops say Rivera’s Santana has been written out of the upcoming Glee season finale, but the actress has not been fired.