It seems that multiple entertainers auditioned for the chance to portray Aaliyah in the planned Lifetime Television movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Although the 17-year-old Disney actress Zendaya Coleman ultimately landed the part, Teyana Taylor‘s audition footage has surfaced online.
The singer’s friend Tyrone Bee shared three brief clips from Taylor’s audition tape via his Instagram. “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. She embraces Aaliyah dancing, acting and singing. (Which I’ll be posting all 3parts),” he wrote in the caption. “Unfortunately @teyanataylor heard that Aaliyah’s family isn’t involved & she no longer wanted to be a part of the film.”
In the first video, Teyana rocks the late singer’s signature baggy pants and hat while performing Aaliyah’s “Try Again” routine. In the next clip, Taylor unveils her acting skills while reciting a monologue. Finally, Taylor showcases her vocal range while performing “At Your Best.”
Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will be filmed in the summer and debut in the fall on Lifetime.
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