Nina Simone's Family Tells Zoe Saldana to 'Take Nina's Name Out Your Mouth'

Nina Simone’s Family Tells Zoe Saldana to ‘Take Nina’s Name Out Your Mouth’


It’s not a secret that Nina Simone’s family, like a lot of critics out there, isn’t happy about Zoe Saldana’s casting in the upcoming biopic about the late singer. After the first trailer for “Nina” was released on Wednesday, March 2, the musician’s estate vented their frustration on Twitter while responding to the actress’ tweet. 
Saldana quoted Simone in her own post, writing, “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me- No Fear… I mean really, no fear,” and then adding the hashtag “#NinaSimone.” Later on Wednesday, Simone’s official Twitter account, which is described as the “official Twitter for the estate & legacy of Dr. Nina Simone,” commented on the tweet by telling the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star to “take Nina’s name out your mouth. For the rest of your life.” 
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