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It was confirmed today that Disney star and singer Zendaya Coleman will be playing the character of the late Aaliyah in an upcoming biopic called, Aaliyah Princess of R&B.

The film adaptation draws from the book Aaliyah: More Than A Woman by former Time magazine editor Christopher Farley, and is scheduled to air on Lifetime later this year.

After snagging the coveted role, Coleman, 17, is prepping to portray Aaliyah and her climb to stardom, up until the 22-year-old’s death, circa 2001.

As expected, when the news hit the Internet, Twitterverse reacted with mixed reviews. The teen actress received both backlash and praise from a stream of fans and critics alike. There’s even a newly launched petition aimed at halting the film altogether. Allegedly, Aaliyah’s parents and loved ones are against it.

Some are funny, some are nuetral and others are just plain ether. Peep the reactions by thumbing through the following pages. Let us know what you think in the comments. Our favorite is the one about Drake

Photos: Twitter

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