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Is Zendaya “too light” to play Aalyiah??

Zendaya Coleman Says She’s Black Enough To Play Aaliyah

Disney star Zendaya Coleman is firing shots at her critics and says that being biracial is black enough to play Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime flick.

Via TMZ reports:

All the haters saying Zendaya isn’t black enough to play Aaliyah can chill out — her dad says she’ll be baking in the sun to prepare for the role.

Zendaya and her father were at LAX talking about her role in the upcoming Lifetime movie — and even addressed the criticism that she’s too light skinned to portray the late singer.

”A lot of people say I’m not black enough. Half black is just enough. ​It doesn’t matter what color you are, it’s about how you portray the character. For those that don’t know, Angela Bassett and Tina Turner, they look nothing alike but she was that character so I think that’s what it’s all about.”

Her dad/manager says:

“They’re shooting this in the summer. She’ll get dark enough.”

Do you think Zendaya is “black enough” to play Aaliyah??


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