Zendaya Coleman was set to portray Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime movie. The network named the 17-year-old Disney star and "Dancing With The Stars" alum as the lead in its latest biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.

According to TMZ, Zendaya Coleman has now dropped out of the project and the production is currently put on hold.

A petition was started on iPetitions.com blasting filmmakers for reportedly not including Aaliyah's family in the making of the film, calling the move "beyond disrespectful." It currently has 3,423 signatures.


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