Some haters surfaced after the announcement, and they don’t want to see Zendaya in the role. Here’s what Keke had to say about that:
I know from experience that it is not fun being attacked for doing what you love. Watch the movie first! People kill me attacking folks! Zendaya is perfect for Aaliyah. Quit playin’. I’ll never forget how I was unmercifully dragged when I was casted to play Chili! Now, that’s all I hear I look like!
Keke played Chili in the TLC biopic that aired on VH1.
We’re glad Zendaya got a part she is so excited to play! Read what she had to say about the role here!