Zendaya Set The Record Straight About Aaliyah Role In Video

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Disney teen star Zendaya took to Instagram to set the record straight and dispel rumors about why she stepped down from the lead in the controversial biopic of the late R&B legend Aaliyah.

In a series of three instagram videos she stated the following:

“Let me just explain something. The reason why I chose not to do the Aaliyah movie had nothing to do with the haters or people telling me that I couldn’t do it, I wasn’t talented enough, or I wasn’t black enough. It had absolutely nothing to do with that.

“The main reason is that the production value wasn’t there, there were complications with the music rights, and I just felt like it wasn’t being handled delicately considering the situation.

And I tried my best to reach out to the family on my own, and I wrote a letter, but I was unable to do so; therefore, I felt not really morally OK with moving forward with the project.

“With all that being said, congratulations to the new woman playing Aaliyah; I only hope she does not have to deal with half the hate that I had to deal with. And remember that we are all human beings trying to do what we love to do. Let’s practice motivation and love; not discrimination and hate. All right?”

Let me just explain something… #aaliyah #respect

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#part3 #aaliyah #loveeachother

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