Nina Simone's Family to Zoe Saldana: "Take Nina's Name Out Your Mouth. For the Rest of Your Life"

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Simone's family reacted to the biopic's trailer, which was released Wednesday.

The Zoe Saldana-starring Nina Simone biopic Nina finally released its first trailer on Wednesday, 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."

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."


In light of today's announcement, I encourage fans and eligible venues to host their own NINA SIMONE listening/viewing...

Posted by Nina Simone on Tuesday, March 1, 2016


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