Zoe Saldana

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During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the backlash over Saldana's portrayal of Simone and the subsequent discussion of colorism within the African-American community.

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At this point, we're not really sure what the film's selling point is... but maybe inquiring minds will go out to see how controversy plays out on screen.

Nina Simone's brother Sam Waymon spoke to Page Six about his family's disapproval.

After Saldana tried to salvage the controversy by quoting the late artist on Twitter, the estate asked her to "take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life." The estate continued to grieve over the film on Twitter, calling it "painful."

As you already know, many people are upset about Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic about the late singer's life, but things got taken to the next level when Zoe tweeted a Nina quote and the legendary singer's estate replied by throwing some shade at the actress.

As a young Afro-Latina from Spanish Harlem whose skin color doesn't veer too far from Zoe's, I admit I'd worship the chance to play Nina - but the truth is, it wouldn't be my place.

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The actress gets candid on her political beliefs and the controversy behind her Nina Simone biopic.