Zendaya To Play Aaliyah In VH1 Biopic?


Adelle Platon / June 16, 2014

UPDATE: Zendaya will be playing Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic, THR reports.

After much back-and-forth about the starlet to play the lead as Aaliyah in VH1’s forthcoming biopic, it looks like singer Zendaya will be taking the gig.

Necole Bitchie reports that the 17-year-old singer/actress, who rose to fame as Rocky Blue in the DIsney Channel series Shake It Up and her sticky single “Replay,” has been chosen for the role.

Aaliyah’s uncle, Barry Hankerson, let it slip back in September that a biopic on the late singer’s life was in the works. Keshia Chante, Drew Sidora and Bria Murphy were among the starlets in talks about playing “baby girl.”

VIBE has reached out to Zendaya’s rep for comment. The biopic is slated to hit VH1 later this year.