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Aaliyah fans continue to complain about the casting of Zendaya Coleman in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic of the late singer, and some have turned attention toward her skin color, claiming the actress isn’t black enough.
During a recent interview with Splash News, the biracial Disney star offered a response for the haters.
“Well a lot of people say that I’m not black, but this gentleman is my father,” Zendaya said before putting her arm around her dad, who is African-American.
“Half black is just enough,” she continued. “It doesn’t matter what color you are, it’s about how you portray the character.”
Zendaya referenced the film “What’s Love Got to Do With It” as an example.
“For those that don’t know, Angela Bassett and Tina Turner, they look nothing alike but she was that character so I think that’s what it’s all about.”
Zendaya’s dad, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, made light of the…
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