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Zendaya Or Teyana Taylor: Who Was Better For The Role Of Aaliyah?

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This week we learned that Disney star Zendaya will be playing the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime film, but who else actually auditioned for the lead?

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Teyana Taylor definitely did. TyronBee posted a series of Instagram videos of Taylor’s audition, along with this note. “I know teyana is gona be mad at me for posting her audition clips but i honestly feel no one deserves this role more then her,” he wrote.

“She embraces Aaliyah dancing, acting and singing. (Which I’ll be posting all 3parts) but unfortunately @teyanataylor heard that Aaliyah’s family isn’t involved & she no longer wanted to be apart of the film. Here’s part 1 The dancing.”

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One video shows the 23-year-old dancing to “Try Again,” another shows off her vocal skills and the final clip includes some acting.

There have been mixed reactions to the news that Zendaya will be playing Aaliyah. While some fans are applauding her for the role, others are unhappy that she doesn’t fit the mold, and that the film is being produced without the involvement of the later singer’s family.

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