Zendaya Coleman is speaking out about her decision to leave Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic. Coleman posted a series of Instagram videos to talk about the rumors surrounding her exit, as well as to congratulate the new actress taking over the role.

Let me just explain something,” Coleman said in an Instagram video. “The reason why I chose not to do the Aaliyah movie had nothing to do with the haters, or people telling me that I couldn’t do it, I wasn’t talented enough or I wasn’t black enough. It had absolutely nothing to do with that. The main reasons were that the production value wasn’t there, there were complications with the music rights, and I just felt like it wasn’t being handled delicately considering the situation.”

In one of the videos, Coleman also stated that she attempted to reach out to Aaliyah’s family, but was unsuccessful.

We’re pretty sure Coleman’s career will be just fine.

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  • Elizabeth Jones

    There’s nothing wrong with someone being biracial. Who said it was wrong? As for the one drop rule, that shit originated with white folks who seem more than fine constantly referring to President Obama with racial slurs and undertones almost every other day. So please if anything, you need to direct some of that anger to these crazy ass white people out here who seem to take personal issue with the dark guy in the White House. Perhaps you can start on FOX News message boards and then stroll over to CNN and MSNBC to see how much they love our biracial President and remind them that he is half white and half black.

  • D.J

    You have more patience than me, I try to avoid this topic with pig headed and politically correct clueless people of both races and genders.

    • Jo ‘Mama’ Besser

      My friend, I had to high tail it out of there as if someone had placed a dead hooker in my bed and the cops were at the door because I was getting hot under the collar! I wasn’t expecting to see The Masters Tools in there, especially since there were a few more men and women arguing our case the last time the topic was broached (and we were getting nowhere with it). I checked this time because I had the feeling that the woman in question would respond again and I wanted to see what she had to say. Needless to say, I definitely saw a lot of the Tools, so I left. Can’t talk to a wall, wasn’t in any mood to try. THAT woman had the patience, staying methodical, polite and persistent while dealing with their lousy slings and arrows and personal attacks.

      New Blackstonia, I don’t want the passport to get me into that country.

  • Ms. Vee

    Didn’t ya know. These are the same “new blacks” that gladly opened the door for massa to join our natural hair movement. They might as well say “yes Ms Anne we’s gon do anything for you”….pathetic.

  • blogdiz

    I was there too mind numbing there is the one very rude light skin poster Naye who is over there playing the worlds smallest violin and basically saying that at least someone black is representing . Im like really since Lena Horne came out in Stormy Weather in 1938 till now some 75 Effing years Brown skin women must still wait thier turn ?
    Each time there is Zendaya post on CB this Naya goes to town I believe its the only site where the posters will put up with Her BS and she revels in it.