As we get closer and closer to Nov. 15, the anticipation for Lifetime’s much discussed Aaliyah biopic “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” continues to build.
Executive Producer Wendy Williams recently revealed a little about the movie and what we’ll see.
“You see little Aaliyah grow up. You see when she first gets her record deal from her uncle Barry Hankerson. You see when she first meets Missy and Timbaland,” Williams says. “Aaliyah took a chance on working with Missy and Timbaland, because her uncle Barry and the record label wanted her to continue with her second album — which is platinum — working with R. Kelly.”
Of course the dissolution of the relationship between Aaliyah and R. Kelly was a big part of the reason she worked with Missy and Timbaland on her second album. Her and Kelly secretly got married in 1994 though Kelly was 27 and Aaliyah was 15 at the time. The brief marriage was quickly annulled. Williams says the relationship with Kelly won’t be glossed over.
“As promised, you will see how she meets R. Kelly, what her father and mother’s reaction was to R. Kelly, when it ends with R. Kelly, how she moves on to Dame Dash,” Wendy promises. “But what you won’t see is the plane crash. I just thought that was distasteful.”
“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” is set to air on the Lifetime channel Nov 15.