Lifetime is premiering “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” on November 15th and the hate is already spreading through social media. After the Brittany Murphy biopic flopped, the negative social chatter should be expected. But there’s one elephant in the room that Lifetime wishes fans would forget: that her family didn’t approve or want the film made, resulting a recasting of the lead role early on. Other issues? Let us count the ways.
1) Iggy Azalea?
— QueenCandyDhami. (@PrinceTaughtMe) October 24, 2014
Correct me if I’m wrong, but Aaliyah’s music can’t be used in this Lifetime movie right? So, who’s going to be singing these songs? ‘Cause..
— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) October 3, 2014
2) The casting.
the first question they should have asked Aaliyah years ago was “Who would you want to played you in a movie” — Aaliyah Fan Page (@Aaliyah_1979) October 25, 2014
3) The fact that this movie will never please everyone.
This Aaliyah movie better be good. I highly doubt it’s going to be better then the TLC movie
— IG:Lovelydivaash (@AshleySweetness) October 27, 2014
Aaliyah really is the princess of R&B so without the family’s approval or her music, you can’t expect fans to be pleased. All press is good press, though, right?