9 Things We Know About Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic… So Far

—The Lifetime movie is produced by Wendy Williams and her company Wendy Williams Productions. The talk show gabstress recently told The View, “The family is not happy that the movie is being done, but we did it so tastefully I think the family would be proud.”

—The film is based on Christopher John Farley’s novel Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.

—Lifetime does not have the rights to use any of Aaliyah’s music, so Shipp will provide the vocals. Hear Shipp’s best Aaliyah impression at the 1:52 mark and more on VIBE.