Lifetime announced Thursday (Sept. 18) that they will be premiering the controversial “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” bio-pic on Nov. 15.
The project has been plagued with problems since the beginning, with the family and Aaliyah’s producers and closest friends — Missy Elliott and Timbaland — disapproving of the project. There has also been controversy over using Aaliyah’s original music in the film.
Originally, “Shake it Up” star Zendaya was was cast to play the late singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001. She soon dropped out of the project and was replaced by Alexandra Shipp. Dish Nation caught up with Zendaya at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards and asked about why she dropped out of the project and she candidly answers in the video below.