‘Aaliyah’ And 9 Other Controversial Biopics

A biopic depicting the life of the late R&B princess has been the topic of debate, since it was announced that rising Disney star Zendaya Coleman would portray baby girl in a Lifetime TV movie. Coleman has already received backlash for not being “black enough” and for being too young to play the coveted role (both Teyana Taylor and Keisha Chante did auditions).

This prompted the creation of an online petition by fans to halt the film’s release. In addition, Aaliyah’s family vowed to stop the production of the film after deeming it to be insufficient in capturing the “scale and scope of her life.” Here, 9 other biopics that were marred with controversy.