Zendaya Coleman explained at Sunday's BET Awards why she dropped out of the Aaliyah bio-pic.
Initially TMZ said it was because of negative reaction from the late singer's family. But the 17-year-old Disney star said she was concerned about the quality of the Lifetime movie. On the red carpet, she told MTV News, 'I just felt the project wasn’t 100 percent there. I feel [that] production wise everything just felt a little rushed."
She added, "It’s someone that I honor and I respect so much, it has to be 128 percent, especially for all her fans, including myself. I didn’t feel like it was all the way there, so I didn’t want to do that. And when the time comes when it’s done right and it’s 100 percent, by all means, I will be the first person there ready to go."
Production is currently on hold, though it's unclear if they plan to cease production on the movie altogether. Shooting was scheduled to begin this summer.