She is also going to record 4 of Aaliyah’s tracks for the soundtrack. Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! I am so proud of you! The family has hired lawyers and will attempt to stop the network from using any of the late "Try Again" singer's music. The made-for-TV-movie will follow Aaliyah's journey from her debut on Star Search to her rise to fame and, finally, her tragic passing. "She's beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her beautiful story, and make her proud up in heaven.". Sound off in the comments. xo", On June 17, 2014, KeKe Palmer wrote on Twitter: "I know from experience that it is not fun being attacked for doing what you love. Aaliyah: Princess of R&B is a Lifetime biopic based on the life of the late R&B singer Aaliyah. Her family also believes Lifetime is "too small" of a network "for someone as big as Aaliyah," Hankerson told TMZ. It is based on the book "Aaliyah: More Than A Woman.” On June 16, 2014, it was announced that Zendaya had obtained the role of the singer, and filming would begin in Toronto, Canada a few weeks later. People kill me attacking folks! Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will shoot this summer and is set to premiere on Lifetime in the fall. Aaliyah died tragically in a plane crash in 2001, at the age of 22. Aaliyah: Princess of R&B is a Lifetime biopic based on the life of the late R&B singer Aaliyah. Many clamined that she was "too white/light", "looked nothing like her", and "too young". On June 16, 2014, Zendaya tweeted: "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, show how much she accomplished in only 22 years….she’s beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her beautiful story, and make her proud up in heaven #babygirl #forever #OneInAMillion. "She's been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter (than) ever, all I wanna do is honor her," Zendaya wrote. https://www.teenvogue.com/story/zendaya-aaliyah-lifetime-movie-update The R&B singer died Aug. 25, 2001, when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashed after takeoff in the Bahamas. All rights reserved. https://zendaya.fandom.com/wiki/Aaliyah:_Princess_of_R%26B?oldid=7456. Zendaya responded to backlash after it was announced that the Disney actress would be taking on the role of late R&B singer Aaliyah in a Lifetime channel biopic. "Unfortunately we cannot confirm the family is behind the project at this time," a message posted to Aaliyah's memorial Twitter account read. Zendaya told TMZ that she didn't have to look like Aaliyah to portray her well. However, Coleman didn't let the criticism get her down. Why is zendaya playing Aaliyah she look nothing like her ?? 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Kazembe added that Z will have plenty of time to tan over the summer. Zendaya responded to backlash after it was announced that the Disney actress would be taking on the role of late R&B singer Aaliyah in a Lifetime channel biopic. Zendaya on Aaliyah Casting Backlash: "I'm Just a 17-Year-Old Girl Who Got Cast to Play One of Her Biggest Inspirations" By by Bruna Nessif | Tue., Jun. I’ll never forget how I was unmercifully dragged when I was casted to play Chili! "However, we do ask that you are respectful to the artist playing the role, for they may not fully have or know the details about this role.". I’m just a 17 year old girl who got cast to play one of her biggest inspirations #positive", On June 17, 2014, Bella tweeted: "@Zendaya congrats!!!! Lifetime revealed Monday that the Disney darling has been tapped to portray Aaliyah, the beloved '90s singer who lost her life in a plane crash when she was just 22 years old, and unfortunately, the young star faced some harsh criticism on Twitter over the casting. Zendaya took to her Twitter page, saying she wants to 'honor' Aaliyah with the film, and cited the late 'Back and Forth' singer as one of her inspirations. It is based on the book "Aaliyah: More Than A Woman.” On June 16, 2014, it was announced that Zendaya had obtained the role of the singer, and filming would begin in Toronto, Canada a few weeks later. Zendaya is perfect for Aaliyah. Actress Zendaya Coleman (left) responded to critics of her casting as Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic. #hatersgonnahate #motivation". She is also going to record 4 of Aaliyah’s tracks for the soundtrack. © 2020 E! What do you think of the casting? The network announced it had chosen the "Shake It Up" actress and singer, 17, to star in a TV movie about the "Back and Forth" singer's life and career. After all, this is her chance to portray someone who influenced her career. Lifetime did not contact her family ahead of making the film, Aaliyah's uncle and former manager Barry Hankerson reportedly told TMZ. Zendaya just got the role of a lifetime (no pun intended) and she's not about to let critics ruin that for her. Fans suggest other contenders such as Lolita and Keisha Cante for the role. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. A few weeks later, Zendaya eventually dropped out of the film. Tentatively titled, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the upcoming biopic will be based off of Christopher Farley's best-selling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and celebrity gossip. Watch the movie first! That girl Zendaya Coleman looks nothing like Aaliyah.. Every time I see a post about her getting the role I get mad all over again. So she kept a positive attitude about it all and tweeted the following: 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, Show how much she accomplished in only 22 years....she's beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her, beautiful story, and make her proud up in heaven #babygirl #forever #OneInAMillion, I'm just a 17 year old girl who got cast to play one of her biggest inspirations #positive.
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