Zendaya NOT Playing Aaliyah In Lifetime Movie

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By Michael Lewittes


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Zendaya is not going to play Aaliyah in a new Lifetime movie, Gossip Cop has learned.

On Sunday, the “Shake It Up” actress tweeted the follow message: “Aaliyah has always been a source of inspiration to Zendaya. She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her… if she is going to do it, she wants to do it right.”

Just two weeks ago, Lifetime announced Zandaya would star as Aaliyah, who was just 22 when she was killed in a plane crash in 2001.

But apparently, there were a number of issues involving the tentatively film, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, which is based on the biography, Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.

Among the problems, we’re told, is that the production was having a difficult time getting rights to Aaliyah’s music.

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