With one calendar month away from the premiere of Lifetime’s original movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, details surrounding the flick are murky. Executive producer Wendy Williams has been doing her press runs, reassuring Aaliyah die-hards that the film will portray exactly what they want to see. Here are nine facts about Baby Girl’s biopic.
—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.”
—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 below.
—The film is based on Christopher John Farley’s novel Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.