By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic caused a lot of controversy, and many were upset about the film because it was eventually revealed that Aaliyah’s family members didn’t sign off on the project.
Former Disney star Zendaya was selected to play the deceased R&B singer in the film, but after the backlash got so thick on social media, she backed away from the project.
Her camp eventually told media outlets that Zendaya pulled out because she found out the family did not support the movie and Lifetime couldn’t even secure rights to use Aaliyah’s music.
In a recent interview, Zendaya opens up about the biopic and she says it was “inappropriate.”
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