Actress and singer Zendaya announced on June 30th that she will no longer play Aaliyah in the late-singer’s Lifetime biopic.
Her dropping out comes amidst major controversy over the film titled, “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B”. Aaliyah’s family complained that they did not partake in the film’s negotiation process and would prefer a studio release.
Aaliyah’s fans also took to social media, claiming that Zendaya does not physically resemble Aaliyah.
As of now, the film’s production is on hold.