Zendaya Says Why She Backed Out of Aaliyah Biopic

After getting much shade thrown her way after being chosen to portray Aaliyah in her biopic, Zendaya has backed out of the movie. On the red carpet for last night’s BET Awards, the Disney Star said things just weren’t right.

“Because it’s someone that I honor and I respect so much, it has to be 120 percent, especially for all her fans, including myself,” said the 17-year-old. “I didn’t feel like it was all the way there, so I didn’t want to do that. And when the time comes when it’s done right and it’s 100 percent, by all means, I will be the first person there ready to go.”

The Lifetime network revealed on Sunday (June 29) that she was not involved in the project anymore via Twitter.“We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currently on hold,” the network posted.

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