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Zendaya drops out of Aaliyah movie on Lifetime

Zendaya
Zendaya
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Zendaya was planning to play Aaliyah in a movie all about her that would air on Lifetime. News is out now that she has dropped out of this movie. On Sunday, US Magazine shared the news that she will not be playing the part now and fans were excited about her being in the movie but it just isn't going to work out.

Her rep confirmed the news and a few things were sent out on Twitter. It said, "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." Lifetime also shared about it and said, "We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currently on hold."

It is unknown at this time who will end up replacing her. They are also not really talking about why she decided to not be in the movie after being so excited about it. This film has already said that they plan to talk about Aaliyah's secret marriage to R Kelly that came out.

Some people thought that Zendaya was not a good fit but she thought she was great for the role. She said, "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." Fans still want to know why she isn't going to play the big part in the Aaliyah biopic.