H.E.R. reveals how Zendaya was almost in a band with her and Kehlani!
There is no doubt that when it comes to acting and performing on the screen, Zendaya has been thriving more than ever. But did you know that the 24-year-old ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Malcolm & Marie’ actress also has another lesser-known side to her? Apparently, the actress almost joined a band made by singer Kehlani and 23-year-old Grammy Award winning music sensation H.E.R..,
H.E.R., whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, recently revealed in an interview for OZY Fest, how she used to perform in a band named Poplyfe which also included singer-songwriter Kehlani and other members, according to NME. And according to the ‘Damage’ and ‘Focus’ singer, Zendaya was very close to being a part of the band too.
“Dylan Wiggins, who is D’wayne Wiggins’s son from Tony! Toni! Toné! – we used to be in a band together. We used to perform together when we were really young,” she said. “Kehlani actually was in our band and we all used to sing together. Zendaya was going to be in it at one point. But yeah, they all grew up together. I came into the picture in Oakland and we used to perform together,” she revealed.
Poplyfe and what was the band’s aftermath
According to reports, the band also participated on the sixth season of America’s Got Talent in 2011.
However, eventually H.E.R. moved on from the band to pursue her own career in music while Kehlani stayed in the band for a while. Zendaya on the other hand kickstarted her acting career by performing in local shows and plays before her big break in Disney channel sitcom “Shake It Up.”
Zendaya went on to star in movies like ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, ‘Dune’, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, ‘Malcolm & Marie’ etc. Recently, the most major acting gig is that of the role of Rue Bennett in Netflix teen drama series ‘Euphoria’. She plays the character of Rue, who is a recovering teenage addict going through life as a young adult.
She has also appeared in other TV shows throughout her career like ‘Good Luck Charlie’, ‘Black-ish,’ and ‘K.C. Undercover’.