Damm! Timbaland, Missy & Others Fired Up Over Aaliyah Biopic

Posted On : November 16, 2014
Wireimage Alexandra Shipp (r.) will star as Aaliyah (l.) in the Lifetime original movie ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.’
Alexandra Shipp (r.) starred as Aaliyah (l.) in the Lifetime original movie ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.’

So everyone’s seen or heard about the Aaliyah movie that aired last night…message to Lifetime; if you can’t make a biopic like the Selena, Ray, or The Five Heartbeats, then please leave it alone. The Aaliyah movie aired last night and on all accounts, it was a disaster. The family did not support the film, most of the real life characters like, Timbaland and Missy have trashed it, there was so little use of the original music, that it did not favor her musical legacy.

To add insult to injury, just at the end of the movie, when Aaliyah was killed, LifeTime decided to leave us hanging with a simple Powerpoint presentation, and rolled the credits. Missy and Timbaland had a few words for the movie, but I just can’t help but think that the casting director who casted Timbaland and Missy must have viewed pictures of them through a kaleidoscope smeared with Vaseline.

Check out the responses from Timbaland, Missy and others below.

Vh1: The #AaliyahMovie should’ve never been made

Timbaland: Hope yall not watching this!!!!!!!!
A lot of people keep asking me if I’m watching that bullsh-t. Evidently, not. No way. Not Timbo.

This is why people should never remake movies. Bullsh-t happens. Bullsh-t happens. And now you have to deal with the consequences. From me, Timbo, and the family.

Missy: My prayers go to [Aaliyah’s brother Rashad] & ma Diane to lose a sister & daughter then father they been thru so much [crying emoji]


Do you remember watching the Five Heartbeats so many times, you know you favorite character’s lines word for word? How about the classic quotes that have been used over and over again from Tina Turner’s biopic, [pull_quote_center]And don’t let me catch you around in my house either! Come on, sit down and eat some cake, Anna Mae.[/pull_quote_center]

As much as a producer (in this case, TV host Wendy Williams) may want to capitalize off of a celebrity’s life story, they still have to have some sort of integrity regarding whether or not the details of the information they’re giving is accurate. I think the lack of Aaliyah’s family’s support for this Aaliyah biopic played a very vital role as to why this movie turned out to be a horrific, grueling waste of electricity and TV air time.

What do you think is the best biographical movie made? There are quite a bit to choose from, but vote below and tell us what you think. (Maybe upcoming producers of films like this will take note).

In the midst of the Aaliyah biopic disaster, we turn to our great biographical films to reminisce on how things should be. We loved the music in the The Five Heartbeats, the emotion of the Tina Turner movie, and we cried after we watched how much Selena loved her life and family, only to be killed by the President of her fan club. These movies were filled with emotion, great music, and a great story about the trials, tribulations, and success of some of our favorite iconic people! So tell us, what was your favorite music biopic ever? We know it’s hard, but you’ve got to pick the best music biopic!

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If you want to see the CRAZY MEMES that went up after the Aaliyah movie; #LifetimeBeLike, take a look HERE!

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