Aaliyah

Oct
2
Aaliyah Biopic Trailer Debuts Featuring Iggy Azalea Soundtrack

Alexandra Shipp

Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic has been marred by controversy, and it’s about to get even stranger. The network has revealed the first trailer for the Aaliyah biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B set to the sounds of Iggy Azalea. The Aussie rapper’s song “Goddess” plays between scenes from the made-for-TV movie, executive produced by Wendy Williams.

The 60-second spot gives us a first glimpse of Alexandra Shipp in the role of the late singer.

If you’re wondering why Aaliyah’s music wasn’t used in the trailer, that’s because Lifetime wasn’t allowed to license her catalog.

Zendaya Coleman was originally cast in the role of Aaliyah, but dropped out after backlash.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. Get a first look below.

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Sep
18
Aaliyah Lifetime Biopic to Premiere in November

Alexandra Shipp

Aaliyah is coming to Lifetime this fall. The network has announced a premiere date for its controversial biopic based on the life of the late singer.

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Jul
18
Alexandra Shipp Signs On for Aaliyah Biopic

Alexandra Shipp

The Aaliyah biopic is back on. After Zendaya dropped out last month, a new starlet has signed on to play the R&B singer in the upcoming Lifetime movie.

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Jun
29
Zendaya Drops Out of Aaliyah Biopic

Zendaya and Aaliyah

Zendaya Coleman will no longer play Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic.

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Jun
18
Aaliyah’s Family Vows to Stop Lifetime Biopic

Aaliyah

Aaliyah’s family is not happy about the Lifetime biopic, and is doing whatever it takes to stop production of the film.

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Jun
16
Zendaya Coleman to Star as Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic

Zendaya and Aaliyah

Thirteen years after Aaliyah’s death, Lifetime has announced plans for a biopic starring Zendaya Coleman.

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May
7
Beyoncé Pays Homage to Aaliyah

Beyoncé

Bow down. Beyoncé paid tribute to another queen, Aaliyah, on Instagram. Queen Bey rocked shades and a Revolution Riche sweater with Babygirl’s face on it as she posed against a white wall. The ’90s throwback photo of the late singer was taken from the Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number era.

Only 50 of the red, white, and blue “American Babygirl” sweaters were made. They went on sale earlier this year on Aaliyah’s birthday. Some sizes are currently on back order, but you can still grab one for $179 before they sell out.

To celebrate her “Pretty Hurts” single, Bey has released a video for her #WhatIsPretty campaign starring fans explaining what pretty means to them.

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