Zendaya on Aaliyah Casting Backlash: "I'm Just a 17-Year-Old Girl Who Got Cast to Play One of Her Biggest Inspirations"

June 18, 2014 3:19 AM

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Zendaya Coleman just got the role of a lifetime (no pun intended) and she's not about to let critics ruin that for her.

Lifetime revealed Monday that the Disney darling has been tapped to portray Aaliyah, the beloved '90s singer who lost her life in a plane crash when she was just 22 years old, and unfortunately, the young star faced some harsh criticism on Twitter over the casting.

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