VH1 earlier this year reported that they were looking to film a biopic of R&B singer Aaliyah. Today, they announced who will be playing the lead role.

17 year old Disney star Zendaya Coleman from "Shake It Up" has been reportedly casted to play Aaliyah in this upcoming biopic, and like many Disney stars, she's also working on creating music. She's talented, she can act and sing so even though the internet has been full of backlash about VH1's choice to play Aaliyah, I'm still very excited to watch the biopic.

Do you think Zendaya looks like Aaliyah?

Frederick M. Brown