After The Lifetime Network announced that Zendaya will star as Aaliyah in an upcoming biopic, social media went into a frenzy. Many fans of the late R&B singer complained that the disney star not only doesn’t have the same skin complexion, but the two look nothing alike.
Surprised by the backlash, Zendaya responded to the critics via twitter stating:
“She’s been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all i wanna do is honor her”
She later added, “I’m just a 17 year old girl who got cast to play one of her biggest inspirations #positive”
More controvery surrounding the making of this movie was created after it was revealed that the family of Aaliyah was never consulted on the film. Zendaya is set to record four of Aaliyah’s songs for the film, but the family is attempting to stop Lifetime from using any of the singer’s music.
What do you think? Should anyone touch this knowing the family is against it?