For the past few days, there’s been tons of controversy surrounding the casting of the Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. As previously reported, the movie, based on Christopher Farley’s best-selling book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman will be star 17-year-old singer and actress Zendaya Coleman as Aaliyah.
While Aaliyah’s family is not a fan of the made for TV movie, they ask for fans not to attack Zendaya on social media. This week, they tweeted from the late singer’s account @AaliyahHaughton :
While many have auditioned for the part, some suggest that singer Teyana Taylor would have been a better fit. This week, one of her close friends and a choreographer shared clips of her.
Check them out.