Alexandra Shipp Cast as Aaliyah in Lifetime Film, Replaces Zendaya
The Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp is now replacing Zendaya as the Aaliyah cast in the made-for-TV Lifetime biopic. executive producer Wendy Williams, announced the news on Twitter Friday July 18.
Earlier this month, Shipp hinted about the good news herself. “It’s like God keeps making life better, I swear thank you universe!” she tweeted on July 10.
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Us confirmed late last month that Disney star Zendaya, 17, dropped out of the project. “Aaliyah has always been a source of inspiration to Zendaya,” her official account tweeted. “She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right.”