Zendaya Coleman just dropped out of the much talked about Aaliyah movie being filmed for Lifetime. Zendaya was set to play Aaliyah and was going to show her life off to viewers.
However, according to reports Lifetime had not secured the rights to Aaliyah’s music, and Zendaya didn’t want to be a part of the movie if she had to record tunes that weren’t Aaliyah’s.
It was speculated that Zendaya might have also left the movie because of all of the haters that have been attacking her for taking the role. However, Zendaya’s dad wants everyone to know that is NOT the case! Zendaya’s dad Tweeted:
Let me be perfectly clear!! Zendaya did not drop out of the movie because of haters and people who said she wasn’t black enough…in fact they only fueled her fire to kill this role. However the production value was very important to her it had to be done right… issues around production are what caused Zendaya to pull out of this project…Zendaya would have been an amazing Aaliyah because she is a true professional…who would have studied and embodied the character and brought Aaliyah to life on the screen!! #hatersgonnahate #stepback
We’re so bummed that Zendaya won’t be in this movie, which is set to be titled “Aaliyah: Princess Of R&B.”