There was a whole lot of hooplah when Lifetime cast Disney star Zendaya to play Aliyah in an upcoming, highly unauthorized biopic. Now that hooplah seems to be continuing — if only for Lifetime, and not for Zendaya. It’s been confirmed that Zendaya has quit the Aaliyah biopic. So why the departure? Turns out it was just too much controversy for the young star. Controversy bubbled up around the project pretty much as soon as it was announced — though it ultimately had less to do with Zendaya herself (though fans did complain about the difference in appearance between the two) and more to do with the fact that Aaliyah’s family felt completely shut out of the process. Th family cautioned fans to be respectful of Zendaya but made it clear they were no big fans of the movie being made in the first place.