Zendaya ‘All I Wanna Do Is Honor Aaliyah’

zendaya-aaliyah-picZendaya Coleman responded on Twitter to people who are infuriated over Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic. Some people are angry because they said the familiy isn’t ready and not involved in the movie: ‘I’m just a 17 year old girl who got cast to play one of her biggest inspirations #positive.. beautiful story, and make her proud up in heaven #babygirl #forever #OneInAMillion..

Show how much she accomplished in only 22 years.. she’s beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her.. She’s been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all I wanna do is honor her

  • Becki Spence

    I like Zendaya and I wish her well, but if the family of Aaliyah -one of Zendaya’s biggest inspirations – say they are not ready, then maybe it would be a nice gesture for her to respectfully decline the role?
    The film would get made anyway, but at least she would not be apart of a project that does not have the approval of Aaliyah’s family.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    I thought the family was backing this up? She should respectfully bow out if the family really feels this way.

    • Eva

      I heard that it is led by her Uncle… her mother and brother are against it. So are Missy Elliot, Timbaland and Aaliyah’s friends…. I don’t know how they are going to make the movie without all those key people.

      • Marina And My Diamonds

        The Uncle is probably looking to make money. If it’s Aaliyah’s Uncle Barry then yup. Zendaya parents better keep an eye on their child.

  • Eva

    Agree. She should decline if she really wants to honour Aaliyah. But she probably really doesn’t and just sees it as vehicle to not be the average Disney Sweetheart.
    Aaliyah’s story is very controversial with the whole R Kelly thing and her family probably doesn’t want to have to deal with the mess that that kind of attention will bring.
    I think her story could bring to light the much avoided issue of the ‘casting couch’ with regards to children in Hollywood and pervy men who take advantage of children who want success in the industry but I can understand why her family would prefer the story to not be told. I mean the rumour is they basically handed her over to R Kelly when she was 13 and never supervised anything – they probably don’t need a reminder and her fans don’t want one too.

    • Marina And My Diamonds

      13?! I thought she was 15 when her and R. Kelly started fooling around, talking about being in love and getting married. 15 is still young but 13? My God she was just a child. I knew R. Kelly was pervy but wow I can’t believe he illegally married a 15 year old. He took advantage of her and so did her family.

      • laura

        I heard they got to know each other or something when she was indeed 13 or something but they only got married when she was 15. But didn’t she keep quiet about her age and such when she started her career?

        • Marina And My Diamonds

          Yeah they were lying and saying she was older which was stupid. Many people knew the year and month she was born.

      • Eva

        Well, they met when she was 12, and then she got signed and he wrote the whole album for her and was basically her mentor. I don’t know when he actually started having some kind of relationship with her but there was rumour of a pregnancy scare at 15 which is why they got married so she couldn’t testify against him… which did not work since she was not pregnant and the marriage got annulled.

        • dee

          it was actually when she was 14. r kelly freaked out because aaliyah had missed her period for a couple months and so they got married really quickly, only to find out that the sorry excuse for a man had just given her an STD and she wasn’t actually pregnant. then they got a quickie annulment and that was that. he’s awful

          • Eva

            He really is awful. I don’t know why people still buy his music.