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Aaliyah’s Family Responds to Zendaya Casting

Aaliyah’s Family Responds to Zendaya Casting

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Aaliyah’s relatives have distanced themselves from a new biopic, insisting they have not agreed to the casting of Disney star Zendaya Coleman as the late singer.

The 17-year-old actress has been confirmed to play the tragic star in Aaliyah: Princess of R&B for Lifetime network.

Fans took to Twitter to question the casting, and now Aaliyah’s family has responded.

A series of posts on the singer’s official account, which is run by her family, reads:

The “Rock the Boat”  hitmaker died in a 2001 plane crash at the age of 22.

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