As you know, Aaliyah passed away in a plane crash when she was only 22 back in 2001.
Lifetime is set to make a biopic about the late singer's life and it looks like singer/actress, Zendaya, will be taking on the big role.
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Zendaya sent out the following tweets about the big news:
She's been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all I wanna do is honor her— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 16, 2014
Show how much she accomplished in only 22 years....she's beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 16, 2014
I'm just a 17 year old girl who got cast to play one of her biggest inspirations #positive— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 17, 2014
Go 'head, girl. I don't have a doubt she will give this role everything she has!
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Check out one of my favorite Aayliah songs!