Aaliyah’s Biopic Teaches You Everything You Already Know About Aaliyah
There are issues with Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Unless you’re new to the lore of the singer. If that’s the case, tune in on November 15th at 8 p.m. EST with some vintage Hilfiger apparel and watch a made-for-
TV special that runs toe-to-toe with her Wikipedia page. If you’re not this person we’ve done you a solid and delivered a crib notes version of this film. No promises on keeping you entertained. However we do guarantee efficiency. As far as time well spent goes, this is a far better alternative to watching this 86-minute drag of a production.
To Lifetime’s defense, drilled-down information of Aaliyah’s personal life are fiercely protected. There aren't any loose ends laying around. Her drama wasn't for public consumption the way TLC's struggles were. The music, fashion and accolades were always the beginning, middle and end of Aaliyah's narrative, which turned her into an angel worshiped by millennials. The devil is in the details but we may never know the blow-by-blow scenario between Ms. Haughton and R. Kelly. So what viewers are stuck with is a film without a central theme. It's hurry-up offense on the singer's life that covers everything (and nothing).
And that's too bad because Baby Girl deserved a better documentation of her time here.
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