Zendaya Will Not Be Portraying Aaliyah–Found Out Why!!


It has been revealed today that Zendaya will not be portraying the R&B artist Aaliyah as previously announced.  According to a report the Lifetime movie project has been possibly cancelled due to production issues and rights issues to Aaliyah’s music.

Zendaya’s rep confirmed that she is no longer associated with the project. A source close to the project said “Aaliyah has always been an inspiration to Zendaya, She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right.”

Are you guys disappointed that this movie didn’t happen for Z?


  1. It’s probably for the best. Zendaya is talented, and it’s nice that she loves the music, but she is 17 – too young to play the last phase of Aaliyah’s career at the time of her third album and the move into acting, and too old to play the girl who got signed to a record deal at age 12. Nothing personal, Z. It’s just the common sense of casting decisions.

    If Lifetime is smart, they will cast a 20-22 year-old who can play younger, down to 17, and pair her with a child actress who can do the pre-puberty scenes.

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