Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, premiered over the weekend after months of controversy and there are A LOT of fans who aren't happy.
Alexandra Shipp starred in the flick's lead role. The movie portrayed the singer's relationship with R. Kelly, including a scene where she reveals the illegal marriage to her parents who forced an annulment.
During and after the movie aired, unhappy fans took to Twitter to express their frustration with the biopic. The movie featured none of Aaliyah's big hits, there were many fans who believed a lot of the casting was off, and even pointed out that the star's signature hair wasn't portrayed correctly (Aaliyah was known for having a side part with one piece of hair covering her eye).
So they just gonna forget Aaliyah had her hair part to the side 😕— The Soul Snatcher . (@keepupwithle) November 16, 2014
They didnt even get dis girl hair right at least do her hair right #AailyahMovie I need to listen to Aaliyah album just so I can feel better— RLH.X (@Rodarris) November 16, 2014
The casting on the Aaliyah movie is based on them hoping we have no idea what Aaliyah, Timbaland, R.Kelly or Missy look like.— Sir Vage; Baby Maker (@iamsupervillain) November 16, 2014
R.Kelly in #AaliyahMovie was so off then again so was whoever played missy Aaliyah & timbaland 😂— RichHomieJaaaay (@JaaaayKING) November 16, 2014
#LifetimeBiopics who is these fools playing Missy and Timbaland. Aaliyah movie is horrible.— tim scola (@scola357) November 16, 2014
Timbaland isn't mincing words when it comes to his opinion of Lifetime's biopic either. He took to Instagram to thank fans for their comments against the film, even calling the movie "bulls**t," and posted around 20 pictures and memes about the movie.
Among the posts was a message directed at the film's executive producer Wendy Williams, which asked if Wendy knew she was wrong in backing the film. Despite all his criticism of the film, Timbaland made it clear that he did not watch it.
Missy Elliott also expressed her opinion on the biopic via Twitter when she responded to one of Timbaland's tweets:
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