The internet was in an uproar when news broke that Zendaya Coleman would be playing the late singer Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifestime biopic about her life. It seemed like everyone had something to say about the decision to have the 17 year old Disney star play the role and to make matters even more intense, its just been reported that she dropped out of the project.
A source told E! News that there were production issues, including problems obtaining the rights to Aaliyah’s music. “Aaliyah has always been an inspiration to Zendaya,” the source said. “She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right.”
There hasnt been an official statement from Lifetime as yet but Zendaya took to her twitter to slowly let the news out that she wouldn’t be a part of the film anymore.
…if she is going to do it, she wants to do it right.” pic.twitter.com/SSVYpA3SrK
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 29, 2014
We’ll keep you updated on the latest in this story. You can catch Zendaya on tonights 2014 BET Awards at 8PM as she’s nominated for their Young Star Award.
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