Keshia Chante wasn’t the only known singer/dancer who tried out for the Aaliyah role that ultimately went to Zendaya. Apparently, Teyana Taylor made a pitch as well!
Last night, Tey’s friend Tyrone let the cat of the bag when he uploaded a three-part clip from her audition tape on his Instagram. According to him, Tey should’ve been Aaliyah and that may have been the case had she not backed out. Tyrone says Teyana withdrew her bid once she found out the Haughton family were not involved with the project.
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) but unfortunately @teyanataylor heard that Aaliyah’s family isn’t involved & she no longer wanted to be apart of the film.
In the first clip, Teyana performs Aaliyah’s “Try Again” routine, while in the second clip she showcases her acting chops with a short dialogue. For the final clip, the G.O.O.D music artist brings out her vocals for a little taste of “At Your Best.”
Take a look below:
‘Try Again’ dance routine
‘At Your Best’
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