Nina Simone's Family to Zoe Saldana: 'Take Nina's Name Out Your Mouth. For the Rest of Your Life'
The Zoe Saldana-starring Nina Simone biopic Nina finally released its first trailer on Wednesday (March 2) and Simone's family is predictably not happy about it.
On Twitter, Simone's family replied to a tweet from Saldana that quoted Simone, saying, "Cool story but please take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life."
.@zoesaldana Cool story but please take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life.— Nina Simone (@NinaSimoneMusic) March 3, 2016
Earlier, Simone's Facebook page shared a fan's suggestion to appropriate Nina's April 22 release date as a day for fans to host their own Nina Simone listening and viewing parties.
"We can use this date as another opportunity to celebrate Nina's life and music. Let's create a positive from a negative by coming together and acknowledging the authentic Nina Simone," the post read. "Nothing can diminish Nina or her legacy. No one can rob Nina of her gift -- or rob us of the gift she shared with us."