In a tweet, Lifetime announced that Disney star Zendaya Coleman will no longer portray late R&B songstress Aaliyah in their upcoming made for TV movie. "We are sad Zendaya will no longer portray Aaliyah. Production is currently on hold," read the tweet. So the question is, "WHY???" Here's why according to E!:
A source told E! News that there were production issues, including problems obtaining the rights to Aaliyah's music. The R&B star and Queen of the Damned actress died at age 22 in a plane crash on Aug. 25, 2001.
"Aaliyah has always been an inspiration to Zendaya," the source said. "She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right."