Hot Shots: Singer Keshia Chante Shines In Aaliyah-Inspired Photoshoot

Published: Thursday 9th Aug 2012 by Rashad

As fans long know, Canadian cutie Keshia Chante has long been pegged to be the forerunner of applicants attempting to play the late Aaliyah in a biopic.  With an uncanny resemblance to the ‘Rock the Boat’ beauty, many long thought she was a shoo in.

But (per her own update), despite no official offer for the role, the excitement for any new projects related to Baby Girl is at an all-time high with news of Chante’s ex – rapper Drakereportedly producing a record of unreleased Aaliyah material.

Adding more spice to the broth are the recently unveiled snaps of Chante tributing the late songstress in a moving set of photos.  If any movie producer needs any convincing, these pics just might do the trick:


Hott!! Here’s hoping the Aaliyah film is definitely one that comes into fruition.  It would certainly bring to life many-an-Aaliyah fan’s dream of new music, movie if it could happen in one year.  And given the wonders ‘Selena’ did for a then-little known Jennifer Lopez, who knows how much of a catalyst this could be to restart Chante’s stalled music career.

Once said to be directed by ‘Dreamgirls’ director Bill Condon, find out what Chante had to say about the latest on the project here.

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  1. Suicide Blonde August 9, 2012

    Nice try gurl.

  2. BitchSitChoAssDown August 9, 2012

    this movie will NEVER see the light of day! this lil girl needs to have a SEAT hunty!

  3. Eye August 9, 2012

    Not feeling it.. Not the face..
    She kinda has a Killena from Dirty Money look in the face..
    They should try Sabi.. Check out her “Wild Heart” and “Where they do that at” vids.. She has the Aaliyah vibe

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  4. Ain’t Playing Witchu August 9, 2012

    These people are killing my enjoyment of Aaliyah.

    Putting on some baggy pants and a tube top does not make you look like Aaliyah, next.

  5. Letruth August 9, 2012

    She does not look like Aaliyah AT ALL.

    • Ugh August 10, 2012

      yes she does….geeze u ppl kill me

  6. MJ Lover August 9, 2012

    all of a sudden everybody wants to have a piece of Aaliyah. First Drake now this chick. BOTH of these basic b****** need to have a seat. Girl, Bye.

  7. Sarah Says August 9, 2012

    I have to agree with the other posts. This is the least Aaliyah looking she’s ever looked, her face looks masculine and hard.

  8. Char August 9, 2012

    I’ve seen other pics of her and she looks more like Aaliyah in those than in these. I think she’s a pretty girl, but I don’t like this shoot at all (bar the top pic)- her face looks hard. Plus, Aaliyah gave off a tomboy vibe…not one that was ghetto and that’s all I get from this, sorry. That plait on the side of her head….Yeahhh…No. Lemme go youtube some Aaliyah videos and fall in love with her all over again. These people be tryna upset my heart.

  9. Nik August 9, 2012

    Resemblance??? You get a light skinned girl, put her in baggy clothes, part her hair over her eye, and all of a sudden she looks like Aaliyah.

  10. KELIS August 9, 2012

    I think Lolita Price should Play Aaliyah in a movie,
    i dont think keshia is right for the part

    • credits August 10, 2012

      I just googled lolita price, OMG she does look like aaliyah.

      • Ziggy Stardust August 11, 2012

        You are so right! I peeped Lolita Price about a year ago, and dammit, she looks alot like Aaliyah. I thought I was the only one who knew about this girl, but I see I was wrong. The resemblance is crazy!

      • Brianna June 24, 2013

        its all makeup

    • Brianna June 24, 2013

      lachicagogo22 is the real aaliyah look alike. lolita loses

  11. toohotfortv August 9, 2012

    These F****** CANADIANS…. WTF!

    • credits August 10, 2012

      Hey! Hey! Hey! watch it!!!!!! Proud Canadian here….

  12. arfa August 9, 2012

    i like it.. rip baby girl..

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  14. Truth(theREALISTubitch) August 10, 2012

    These ppl r givin me the willies with this obsession. #letherrip

  15. James227 August 10, 2012

    Another Canadian? Anyway this Canadian looks very old in the face. These people are really pushing it. I really hope none of this will be supported. They are dancing all over Aaliyah’s grave with this s***. Sad

  16. mobwife August 10, 2012

    Girl…who are you again?

    Here you go –> __/__/__/ ……”Sorry Boo Boo you gets no love, it’s just a Mirage” *Breezy voice*

  17. mobwife August 10, 2012

    Wait, so “Wheelchair Jimmy’s” OBSESSION is that deep that he dated chicks he thought resembled AALIYAH? <———– DAMNNNNNNNNNNNNN! 🙁

    • RG2 August 10, 2012


  18. Ok August 10, 2012

    No. This shoot looks try-hard as f***.

  19. Eric August 10, 2012

    Keshia went overboard on the accessories. I don’t see Aaliyah in these pics. And anyway, it’s not enough to look the part. The acting ability is what you have to ask about.

  20. muzik_lover August 10, 2012

    BREAKING NEWS: CIARA on board to play the late great Aaliyah in Biopic movie! **no shade** I love Ciara 🙂

    Ummmm no j/k on the breaking news but that’s how all this recent Aaliyah news feels like. Everyone wants a piece of her. And its like someone new each day posting something with her name in it. Please just let my girl rest in peace. And let her legacy speak for itself.

    I mean DAMN!!!

    • muzik_lover August 10, 2012

      Honestly, my 4 year old niece knows Michael Jackson’s songs and can point him out in a line up.

      My point is her music, career, and memory are ever present! Anytime “Back & Forth” drops at a party everyone and their mother knows that song. Even “Rock The Boat” which i just heard on the radio yesterday. She’s not going anywhere. Her memory still lives on through the people she reached with her talent and music.

  21. jj August 10, 2012

    she did it as a tribute to the 90’s NOT Aaliyah, dam people get ur facts straight, its called a photoshoot.

    • MISHKA August 10, 2012

      Oh please, she has “Are you that somebody” written all over her.

      Keshia would have made that movie happen if she actually a career of her own, nothing that has to do with being Drake’s ex or the girl who caused the fight between Chris and Rihanna ( the rumor has it)

  22. kadonkadonk!! August 10, 2012

    Did Naturi Naughton look like Lil Kim’ in the B.I.G. movie? NO … lets focus on her acting, and see how well she plays it rather than the image .. GTFO here!

  23. Nayanna August 11, 2012

    The Lolita girl lips are a little to but the eye area is definite. R.I.P Aaliyah

  24. Sade August 11, 2012

    Did I miss something?


  25. jewels September 7, 2012

    She doesn’t look cr*p like Aaliyah. They should have an open casting call across the USA. Get an unknown young woman to play her so when you see her on the big screen all you can think of is Aaliyah. If keshia plays her all I will see is Keshia imitating Aaliyah noy Aaliyah . Recast please. As an Aaliyah fan i am not happy with this choice. By the way Lolita Price is fat ,has a wide a-*ss nose and hard jaw. She likes to play dress up on youtube. The only thing that makes Lolita resemble Aaliyah is her eyes but even that is bull because it’s all makeup(Drawn on Eyebrows to make them look thicker like Aaliyahs natural eyebrows.They need to Try Again!!

    • kells December 27, 2012

      Sombodys jealous, um Lolita is a size 2,. Thats clearly not fat . Not a size 0 like Aaliyah but thats not fat I think it clearly states that she is not trying to be like her.

      • Brianna June 24, 2013

        Any blind man can see lolita tries too hard to look like aaliyah but we all kjnow she naturally does not look like her. lachicagogo22 looks like aaliyah sorry darling

      • Jewels September 12, 2013

        Size two my a-*ss . She’s not pretty enough. I have an opinion just like everyone else on this site including you. Grow up.They need an open casting call.

    • Autumn December 28, 2012

      I agree…not about the fat part because clearly she isn’t fat, but she does try to be Aaliyah. Lolita can say all day long that she doesn’t try to be like Aaliyah but she does. It’s evident in the make-up she applies, the poses in photos, the mannerisms and the whole idea that I saw a video of her trying to sing “One in a Million” as well as doing a “Romeo Must Die” monologue. The reason I checked the girl out in the first place is bc of all the hoopla about how she looks like Aaliyah, but naturally she doesn’t and she needs to stop trying to

      • Brianna June 24, 2013

        you are soooo right. Im surprised that not that many people says anything about it. I know alot of people who agrees and i think its due to the fact that on youtube lolita deletes any comments stating she doesnt look like aaliyah. the girl is trying hard to be aaliyah i think she doesnt like herself so she tries to put on a act so she can feel good about her self its really sad.

  26. kells December 27, 2012

    Lolita Price’s IMDB

    She clearly should play Aaliyah, besides similarity in facial features she is similar to her in personality. Although people want her to dress like Aaliyah and do some Aaliyah tribute crazy stuff she does her own thing off her own talent. That is something Keshia Chante does not posses …Sorry

    • Brianna June 24, 2013

      I think its time for lolita to sit down because there is a new girl lachicagogo22 who looks like aalyah waaayyyy more then keshia and lolita. lolita shoudlnt even be mention because her face is a painted on mask.

      • Autumn June 24, 2013

        Lolita should’ve sat down a long time ago, but I digress. But lachicagogo22 does look like her

    • Jewels September 12, 2013

      Kesha is not good enough either but she’s way better looking than Lolita. AAliyah was classy . Lolita looks like a hood rat. By the way Kells I have a feeling you are Lolita or a relative. Are you that youtube person Lexy who deletes all the comments on your Lolita videos who disagree with you about Lolita not resembling aaliyah. also there is a petition for Lolita to get the role of Aaliyah in the biopic by Lexy. She also gets angry at the the comments that think Lolita don’t look like Aaliyah. Act like a grown up unless you aren’t.

  27. tia March 1, 2013

    This petition is in relation to Lolita Price a Youtube user by the name of LOLITAprice24, model and actress should be given a chance to portray the late great R&B singer Aaliyah in the bio pic of her life. I feel as a fan this role should be awarded to an girl who is not yet famous, embodies Aaliyah s personality and esscense which she seems to have. Also the actress should also look enough like Aaliyah which she beyond does. I ask that you please give her a chance and that you please look at her work and similaritieson youtube, user LOLITAprice24. Thankyou. If you feel the same please sign the petition.

    • Brianna June 24, 2013

      I dont think Lolita would be a good choice. I personally dont think she really looks that much like Aaliyah either. Her nose is way off and the mouth isnt like aaliyahs either. Aaliyah had a long narrow head lolita has bigger cheeks. Theres a girl who looks like Aaliyah more then Keisha and Lolita and her name is Jacqueline Silva. She is a key air angel, look her up on youtube under the key air angels. She goes by the name lachicagogo22 on tumblr and instagram. That girl looks soooo much like aaliyah to the point its scary. Lolita is a poser and tries too hard, and I personally dont think shes that good of an actress. She also makes herself look like aaliyah with the make up I have seen videos and pics of her when she doesnt have that special lighting and makeup and drawn on eyebrows like autumn said and she looks nothing like aaliyah. Even with the makeup she doesnt look that much like her. And I personally know alot of people who agrees with me that aaliyah fans. But check out Jacqueline Silva aka lachicagogo22 she looks just like aaliyah I almost started to cry and she pretty and has aaliyahs voice.

      • Jewels September 12, 2013

        Jacqeline don’t look like Aaliyah. She’s exotic looking. Pretty but harder features than Aaliyah.Aaliyah’s face was softer. They need an open casting call. Solange is not good enough either.

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