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Rihanna Not Replacing Zendaya In “Aaliyah” Movie



According to an absolutely ridiculous report on the outlandish gossip website MediaTakeOut, Disney star Zendaya has been replaced by Rihanna in an upcoming biopic about late singer, Aaliyah.

An insider tells the staff of trolls, “The [Zendaya] backlash is huge. Either the network is going to have to replace her, or shut down production. Right now they’re negotiating with Rihanna to play Aaliyah. And [Rihanna’s] interested.”

This imaginary insider is clearly not in the know because production on the film hasn’t even started yet, so there is no production to shut down. And even more ridiculous is the website’s belief that one of the biggest pop stars on the planet would appear in a Lifetime movie playing another pop star.

MTO then goes on to offer their congratulations to Rih on a story they likely fabricated, writing that the Barbadian pop star is “well on her way to becoming one of the TOP ACTRESSES in the world.” Honestly, have you seen Battlefield? GTFOH.

Unlike other websites that just make up stuff for hits, we actually talk to celebrities including Zendaya who had her own response to haters who want to see her replaced in the film.

Update: A spokesperson for Lifetime tells HipHollywood exclusively that the Rihanna rumor is not true.

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  1. Sable Senegal

    June 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Still hope zendaya will be able to play aaliyah , but I’m just worried about her getting more animosity from aaliyah’s family over the movie.

  2. Tyron

    June 26, 2014 at 3:59 AM

    They should have an open casting call. none of these women(Zendaya ,Rhiana.Zoe Zaldana ,Keshia Chante,and That ugly youtuber Lolita price look like aaliyah.Neither does B simone or Cassie.(Zendaya looks like Cassie by he way)Lisa Tucker is close ,but she is not Sexy. Sabi looks similar to her but does not give me that Aaliyah vibe.They need to go with an unknown. Open casting call.Also put this Biopic on the big screen ,not no Lifetime movie. Lifetime sucks.

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  4. jaylen burns

    July 6, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    sue Rihanna she those not run nothing zendaya is fine
    really pretty the video is right the lady said”zendaya has haters that don’t want her to get the part but she derserve this role of a icon in r and b she worked for this in a long time.

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