Wendy Williams Didn’t Want To Skate Over Aaliyah’s Relationship With R. Kelly In Biopic
When it was announced that Wendy Williams would was one of the executive producers of Lifetime’s TV film “Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B” fans of the biopic grew skeptical. Afterall, Wendy is the queen of media (and shade) but does that qualify her to tell Aaliyah’s life story?
Wendy opened up to the Orlando Sentinel, recently, about the movie that airs November 15 at 8/7c on Lifetime. In case you aren’t familiar with the biopic’s storyline, it’s set to focus on Aaliyah’s relationships with R. Kelly and Dame Dash.
Yes. R. Kelly. The forbidden topic that gets swept under the rug most of the time when ever talking about Aaliyah a.k.a. Babygirl.
“This movie is the first movie we’ve produced and it’s a very big deal,” Wendy revealed during the candid sit down. “I was not originally apart of the production of this movie but you know when I do ‘Hot Topics,’ I’m just an observer like you. We sometimes tend to criticize except I have a purple chair. So the Aaliyah movie was already being produced and announced and everything and they wanted girls…anyway they were doing things wrong. I was like, ‘Look, if you’re going to make this Aaliyah movie, you gotta get it right, Lifetime. I love you, you’re good at wives who stab their husbands movies, but you gotta get this Aaliyah movie right.’ I was very popular on the radio for Aaliyah’s rise and untimely death. I want to hear about R. Kelly. I want to hear about Missy Elliot. I wanna not just hear about R. Kelly. Don’t skate over it. This needs to be a big plot line. I want to know what her father said when 16-year-old Aaliyah brought home 28-year-old man. I want to know what her mother said. I want to know what her brother said. How did Aaliyah get started? And how did this R. Kelly thing affect her
After witnessing the backlash surrounding VH1’s TLC biopic, we’re pretty positive “Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B” is going to raise controversy.
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