Aaliyah Lifetime Biopic To Debut In November

Published: Thursday 18th Sep 2014 by Sam

Mark your calendars.

Lifetime‘s much-touted Aaliyah biopic finally has a confirmed debut date.

Find out when it’ll be hitting screens below…

This afternoon, the cable network revealed on Twitter that the controversial made-for-TV movie, titled ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’, will be arriving on November 15th:

As previously reported, Wendy Williams is serving as the project’s executive producer (together with Debra Chase), while Alexandra Shipp will be stepping into the lead role of the late singer.

And while much conundrum surrounds where the creators are sourcing their info from (especially in light of the disapproval of Aaliyah’s family), Williams revealed on her show this week that the film is an adaptation of a previously written book on the star’s life.

So, naturally, it begs the question…

Will you be watching?

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  1. Stephy September 18, 2014

    Can’t wait to see it.

    • FutureCIARA September 18, 2014

      It will flop worse than Glitter

      • NOLIES September 18, 2014

        It will do better than that straight to DVD mess your baby mama fav made. She waiting on her child support check ir is she still working on what will be her fourth flop album in a row??

    • TruthMeter September 18, 2014

      that makes you a troll & a non-fan for supporting this mess of a tv-movie.

  2. #TeamTinashe Stan (Pre-Order “Aquarius” Now On iTunes) September 18, 2014

    NO! No!
    Like….. NOOOOOO!
    Im very selfish when it comes to AALIYAH! Many people don’t know this but she is and still is my favorite female singer of all time! Everything about her was so smooth and s***.I just can’t deal due to the fact that Wendy is producing this and I don’t like the actress. SMDH!

  3. CATFISH CAREY September 18, 2014


  4. josh September 18, 2014

    Wendy should of got tinashe to play aaliyah tbh

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (Pre-Order “Aquarius” Now On iTunes) September 18, 2014

      NO! Absolutely NO!

  5. Britney Stan September 18, 2014

    This movie will be a mess I’m already knowing.

  6. FutureCIARA September 18, 2014

    The actress playing her is FAT!

    Wendy is a rude bittch for still signing on against the Families wishes. But I love my Aunt Wendy.

    Aaliyah herself was a FLOPPPPP That created whisper vocals!

    The movie will be low budget and FLOP from the grave, while Aaliyahs body will be rolling over non-stop.

    And @FarmerMarket666 & @BeyRihLymphnodes will SEETHE!!

    • TruthMeter September 18, 2014

      the only thing whispering (or hollering) is your crap hole. Aaliyah’s vocals & dance moves blow future’s baby momma’s out of this world boo- stop convincing yourself of such delusions.

    • BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

      BITCHHHHHH stay in your mutherfuckkin lane you S T D having crack baby your a lessor and the irony when Ciara has based her flopped career around Aaliyah and janet you better watch your self or it will be hell to pay

    • SMH September 18, 2014

      LOL are you seriously calling someone a flop when you stan for Ciara?

  7. Katy Kadet September 18, 2014

    It will flop just like her career

    • LB September 18, 2014

      How many FREE!!! copies of Prism has Katy Payola given out from Google Play?

      • Katy Kadet September 18, 2014

        Not more than Rihoes body count

      • LB September 18, 2014

        So 3 FREE copies have been downloaded then? Because we only know of 3 men Rih has been with.

        So you’re telling me, even when Katy Payola gives out her noise FOR FREE, people still don’t care? I can’t

  8. LB September 18, 2014

    Can’t wait to see it, should be good.

    I can’t at Feature’s baby momma shading Aaliyah when Aaliyah has got 3 multi-platinum albums under her belt, movies and various endorsements. In fact before she died, she signed on to 3 more movies, Feature’s baby momma cannot even get one.

    Lastly, Aaliyah’s one album has outsold Feature’s baby momma’s 4 recent albums (her 3 recent + the flop that will come out soon) combined so let’s not.

    Feature’s baby momma can give birth to Feature’s babies, she just can’t give birth to a successful career. She’s in every sense of the word, a FAD (here today, gone tomorrow).

    • FutureCIARA September 18, 2014

      Girl those movies that she was supposed to do would have all FLOPPED except for the Matrix one. They would have given very much BET tv movies.

      Ciara has two multi platinum albums and about just as many awards as that trash, So your point is Void!

      The shade is, her performance in film was better than those pillow talk performances she gave on stage… Just like Rihannas vocals in recordings SLAY her live performances.
      Youd think its 2 different artists TBH

      • BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

        ??? none of the matrix’s flopped gather accurate info h**

        :the Matrix-463,517,383
        :The Matrix reloaded-742,128,461
        :The Matrix revolutions-427,343,298

      • SMH September 18, 2014

        How’s Ciara’s movie career doing?

  9. #TeamTinashe Stan (Pre-Order “Aquarius” Now On iTunes) September 18, 2014

    Why does this sissy squad member continuously try it tho?
    The self drag is right here when it said Aaliyah created whisper vocals….. clearly this person was born in 2004. And really? Doesn’t Ciara only do whisper notes in all of her songs?? Does she even have a range?

    • LB September 18, 2014

      Does Tinashe even have a career which you can stand on to shade Ciara?

      What would be the reference point for us to point out Tinashe’s short comings, beside the fact that she is a nobody and is of zero relevance? I’m just curious.

      • #TeamTinashe Stan (Pre-Order “Aquarius” Now On iTunes) September 18, 2014

        Ok so you’re saying Tinashe is not relevant/a nobody but you’re curious about her? Does that even make sense?
        I told you before to hang dry on the clothing line for a reason. Rethink and fix your syntax better and please find a job, before you talk about people’s careers when you yourself don’t even have one.

    • FutureCIARA September 18, 2014

      Bittch, Hit me up when your fave gets renewed for her sophomore album “Pisces” and let me know if it outsells The Evolution…
      Until then STFU your a nobody, and your fav is TIIIIIIIIIIIIYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEERRRRRRDDDD!!!

  10. There once was a pimp and his h**…. September 18, 2014

    Not much of fan, but I’m still curious as to what Wendy is going to expose with this project so I’ll probably be checking for it.

  11. Sarah September 18, 2014

    Even though I feel some kinda way that her family doesn’t approve..lets just be REAL..we will ALLLLLLLLL watch!!! And im here for it!

    • gina September 18, 2014

      Not me. I have way too much respect for Aaliyah and her family. T***** williams can keep this.

  12. BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

    @futureciara heres my version of bow -down

    I know when Ciara was a little girl that she dreamt of being in LIYAHS world don’t forget don’t forget 13 years later its stil LIyahs Shitttt BOW DOWN BITCHSSSS bow down bittttches bow down bitttchheesss bow down bitchessssss BK VISCIOUS BK VICIIOIOUS Aaliyah has the crown so bow down bitccccchesssss

  13. BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

    @futureciara your scum of the earth you lame whack ass bitttch im glad that Aaliyah Dana Haughton has you pressed continue to be pressed at the end of the day Janet and Aaliyah created a blue print for Ciara and for the rest of the wannabes that are compared to them to janet and Aaliyah

  14. FutureCIARA September 18, 2014

    Someone is #PRESSEDT ^^^


    • BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

      nope its the other way around considering you were one of the first people to comment continue to be pressed in the end Aaliyah was and still is more successful than he-ara let that sink in k 🙂

    • SMH September 18, 2014

      Clearly it’s you, being that even in death, Aaliyah is a bigger star than Future’s latest baby momma ever was or will be. Sorry, her name escapes me at the moment.

  15. BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

    @futureciara bow down your just mad that Ciara is about to have a 4th flop album biitch your just mad because that t***** you stan for is constantly paid dust even the bet awards didn’t nominate her for the best female rnb/pop artist category this year at the bet awards #STAYPRESSED at the end of the day Ciara cant book a stage and soon she want even be able to book a studio

  16. SMH September 18, 2014

    This hot flaming mess will bomb harder than JLo’s album. Nobody is checking for this movie except Wendell Williams’ tacky ghetto hoodrat fans. Aaliyah’s family is against it, and so is the rest of the general public. Basically the word is that nobody wants to support a project that disrespects The Haughtons’ wishes (which is why it’s on the Lifetime channel). Not only that, as quick as this “movie” was made, it’s bound to be a hot flaming mess.

    Side note: A Ciara fan is the last person who needs to be talking about the state of anyone’s career, especially Aaliyah. She did more in 7 years than Ciara has done in 10 years, or will do in years to come.

  17. BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

    @futureciara since we talking about our faves Movie Careers

    Romeo Must Die > Mama I want to sing
    Queen of the Damned> Mama I want to sing

    CIARAS net worth doesn’t even add up to what romeo must die and queen of the damned grossed in theaters LMFAO

    • You Stupid September 18, 2014

      YASSSS SLAY THAT BROKEBACK DRAGON FOR DUST AND ASH!!! Don’t come for Aaliyah… When CLEARLY mama I want to sing was a cry for her to be reborn with ACTUAL vocals… Ciara… We want you to know HOW to sing too… The kids and these late ass Evolution hopes… Keep holding on like the tree planted by the still waters hunny because that’s all you getting… Ciara aight… But you will NOT COME FOR AALIYAH DANA HAUGHTON when yo fav can’t even get another hit if she was sleepin in a crack house on a bed of needles… GIRL BOO BYE

  18. gina September 18, 2014

    I won’t look at anything that messy talk show t***** is connected to. it’s gonna flop harder than ciara’s last albums.

  19. BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

    @futureciara your fav is a LESSOR let me know when Ciara can book a sidewalk k 🙂

  20. BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014


    *One of the executive producers announced via Twitter that the movie was completed in June 2009. The official movie trailer was released and premiered on September 22, 2009. It was set to premiere September 26, 2009 at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York, but due to technical issues it was canceled.[1] The film was also slated to premiere on July 23, 2010, at the Faith Film Festival, but was also cancelled as well. In an October 2010 interview, Jeff Clanagan (CEO of Codeblack Entertainment) announced that the film was set for a January 14, 2011 release. However, it was pulled from the 10-15 theaters it was scheduled for at the last minute. In December 2011, a press release from Fox Home Entertainment states that Mama, I Want to Sing! will become a direct-to-video film

  21. Mark111 (Matthew’s other son) September 18, 2014

    This could had been something special if the family and the right team was behind it. I LOVED the TLC movie and was fine with this film being a TV movie, but the way things were handled was just messy. I’ll still tune in tho.

    • BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

      yesss I love when jet used Aaliyah as a weapon and when she was on the side of the wall

  22. BeyRihLiyah September 18, 2014

    honestly im mad and not surprised that @futureciara bitchhh ass would run from this dragging you dished it and now you cant handle it LMFAO 🙂

  23. CherylSoldier September 18, 2014

    Mark spill the full tea. What was rihanna’s? Looks like she flops on both the big and small screen. Model with a mic!

  24. eric September 18, 2014

    Nothing will be exposed except for more reasons why Lifetime is going to lose subscribers. It won’t look good for Wendy either. Aaliyah fans have always taken a big stand for her and we’ll do it again in November. We aren’t going anywhere.

  25. Special Delivery September 19, 2014

    No one cares. Only Whitneys movie matters.

  26. bibi93 September 19, 2014

    Can’t wait

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