Aaliyah, although we’ve come to the conclusion she passed away too soon, her hit singles such as ‘One In A Million,’ ‘Four Page Letter,’ ‘Rock The Boat’ and so many more have kept her legacy going.
Since Aaliyah’s passing, people have wanted to create albums and movies using her name or voice however her family simply wants the Princess to rest in peace. As of late, Lifetime has announced an Aaliyah Biopic starting Disney star Zendaya Coleman, entitled ‘Aaliyah: Princess Of R&B.’ While some are excited about the movie and simply can’t wait to see what Lifetime comes up with, some Aaliyah fans are not only unhappy with Lifetime’s choice of Zendaya Coleman due to her only being “half Black,” or simply not knowing who she is. Aaliyah’s family is reportedly saying they’re not in agreement with the Lifetime movie and feel due to Aaliyah’s impact on music, she deserves a movie on a bigger platform than Lifetime TV.
Zendaya Coleman had to say this about her critics:
“I can’t please everybody, can’t make everyone happy, but what I can do is work really hard and just continue to show her legacy. That’s all I’m focused on is really, really portraying her in the best light possible. That’s all it’s about.
A lot of people say I’m not black enough. Half black is just enough. It doesn’t matter what color you are, it’s about how you portray the character. For those that don’t know, Angela Bassett and Tina Turner, they look nothing alike but she was that character so I think that’s what it’s all about.”