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Zendaya Reveals Why She Dropped Out of Aaliyah Biopic

12/02/2015 at 9:42 | Complex

Lifetime’s brick of a biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B received more than its share of criticism, not the least of which being that Teyana Taylor’s​ portrayal completely lacked any likeness to IRL Aaliyah in manner, music (what they could get of it), or dance. (It still managed to top telepics of last year despite its overwhelmingly vitriolic reception from fans-likely because all of us tuned in to hate-watch.)

Zendaya Coleman was originally set to play the iconic songstress, but she eventually dropped out for reasons that weren’t immediately clear.

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