Lifetime finally aired their controversial Aaliyah biopic “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” on TV Saturday night (Nov 15), and it’s safe to say those who loved, admired and respected the late singer were NOT pleased. Especially her close friend and producer/collaborator Timbaland, and he claims he didn’t even watch it!
The generous consensus for the movie on social media that it was a terribly inaccurate portrayal of the superstar, with the actors looking nothing like the real people they were portraying. Did you SEE who they picked for Missy? GTFOH! And that R. Kelly impersonator was equally as terrible.
The fact that her original singing voice couldn’t be used in the film also left a lot to be desired, and let’s not even get on how Wendy Williams (WENDY WILLAMS, GUYS.) was a producer. In short, the movie was a joke and a blatant disrespect to Baby Girl’s legacy, and it should not have happened.
And Twitter/Instagram let Lifetime HAVE IT! Even Timbaland joined in on the slander, posting Instagram videos as well as more than a dozen memes fans sent him mocking how terrible the film was.
And that was just the tip of the iceberg!
Other Twitter & Instagram users wasted no time in slandering the movie along with Timbo, starting a “#LifetimeBeLike” trend and sharing Memes poking fun at how awful the film’s casting director was at doing their one job.
Take a look at some of them here:
h/t: Necole Bitchie