So you probably heard the news by now that Zendaya Coleman lost her role in the Aaliyah biopic from the Lifetime Network. And the news that Pop superstar Rhianna was cast as the new lead spread quickly!

And all of this made me thing about something.

I remember hearing years ago, that celebrities said that they performed rituals to invoke a deceased persons spirit to enter them, so that they’d not just act out a role of a dead celebrity or historical figure. But rather become that person by letting them inside of them.

And I had an interesting thought. Did Zendaya attempt to invoke the spirit of Aaliyah and was not able to pull off the ritual? Did the Illuminati in Hollyweird, “Black Ball” her? And snatch the film role from her clutches?

Continue reading →