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Queen Latifah & Paula Patton Defend Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Casting Controversy! See Why They're Telling Haters To Back Off!

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No shade here!

Ever since Zoe Saldana was seen in the trailer for Nina, critics have been slamming the actress for her altered appearance playing Nina Simone.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star has been getting major heat for darkening her skin and donning a nose prosthetic while portraying the late singer in the upcoming biopic, even from the estate of Nina's verified Twitter account.

But not everyone is up in arms over Saldana's altered look — in fact, Queen Latifah and Paula Patton are coming to the actress' defense!

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At the premiere of The Perfect Match on Monday, Latifah said she was "looking forward to" the film after being asked what she thought about the controversy, saying:

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Zoe Saldana SLAMMED By The Estate Of Nina Simone Amid Skin-Darkening Controversy! See How The Actress Responded!

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Zoe Saldana can't catch a break!

The actress has been the center of a social media firestorm since the trailer for her upcoming biopic Nina dropped, in which she dons much darker skin to better resemble Nina Simone.

And apparently, the late singer is rolling over and igniting Twitter feuds in her grave — because whoever runs Simone's verified account for her estate SLAMMED Saldana on the social media site!

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On Wednesday, the 37-year-old quoted the music icon in which she plays in the upcoming film about having no fear:

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A Much Darker-Skinned Zoe Saldana Stirs Controversy Playing Nina Simone In The Trailer For Nina! Watch & Cast Your Vote!

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The trailer for the upcoming biopic Nina is finally here, but not everyone is loving Zoe Saldana's portrayal of cultural icon Nina Simone.

Ever since the Star Trek Beyond actress was cast as the legendary singer, critics raised concerns with the choice to have a lighter-skinned actress play Simone — whose darker skin was a key focal point in her music.

And after the trailer featured Saldana with dark makeup and a nose prosthetic — people were NOT happy!

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While it's certainly not full-on blackface, the fact that Saldana's appearance had to be altered so much to resemble the civil rights activist left fans wondering why she was even cast in the first place.

Obviously, plenty of actors have changed up their appearances to play characters in films — but do YOU think they went too far with Saldana's makeup?

Ch-ch-check out the trailer (below) and take our poll!

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We're Feeling Good About Lauryn Hill's Nina Simone Cover! Listen HERE!

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Listen to Lauryn Hill flawlessly cover Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'.

Nina Simone's classic song Feeling Good has been covered too many times to count.

Whether by hopeful reality competition contestants, or celebs who've already made names for themselves, many of these renditions have been great. But none of them have ever really been able to capture the same tone and feeling of the late great singer.

That is, until Lauryn Hill.

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The 40-year-old musician covered the iconic track as a part of an upcoming tribute album entitled Nina Revisited.

Her voice just glides effortlessly over the notes, but the emotion in her words is totally tangible! And when she lets loose with the riffs, you can really tell the feeling is genuine, rather than just an effort to sound pretty or precisely mimic Nina's notes.

Ch-ch-check out her FAB version (below)!

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Listen To This: Cool, Calm, Collected

Laura Mvula is soooo phenomenally talented!!!! She's truly like a modern-day Nina Simone.

Special!

Check out an exquisite live version of her song Sing To The Moon above!

Soooo pretty!

Watch, enjoy and SHARE her with your friends!

If you like Emeli Sande, we think you will enjoy Laura too!

CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Laura Mvula!

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Listen To This: Strange Fruit!

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Laura Mvula is like a modern-day Nina Simone! And that is so refreshingly awesome!

Nobody else is quite in this lane right now!

Her songs combine pop with soul and fierce syncopation!

Check out her latest single, That's Alright, above!

If you dig Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill or Erykah Badu, we think you will really like it!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Laura Mvula!

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Listen To This: In Full Bloom!

This is special!!! And unlike anything else out there right now!

If Nina Simone were making music today, we think she'd sound a bit like Laura Mvula!

The British soul singer also reminds us a bit of The Noisettes and Estelle.

She's super dope!

Check out the percussively addictive Green Garden (above)!

Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Laura Mvula!

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