Twitter was almost too hot to touch last night as the highly anticipated Lifetime original film ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ made its premiere – much to the chagrin of fans.
Setting the net ablaze, detractors lent many-a-meme ridiculing the film for its casting, acting, and even musical performances. The ‘Rock the Boat’ beauty’s fans took special notice to the criticism of her longtime collaborator/friend Timbaland.
Known for being behind the wheel of some of the singer’s most memorable hits, last night saw him behind the wheel of consistent slamming of the network for bringing to light a film many say “should never have been made.”
Did you watch it? Do you agree? See it all and weigh in below:
Timbaland (source: Instagram):
Hope yall not watching this!!!!!!!! Une photo publiée par Timbo the King (@timbaland) le
The ever outspoken Charlamagne the god of Power 105.1’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ went on a Twitter tirade as well:
Even before viewers were able to lend their disapproval, critics universally panned the film. The feat prompted the movie’s producers (sans Wendy Williams) to go on the defense:
Via Washington Post:
Producers admitted that the fury “was hard to ignore, but you can’t dwell on it,” noting that these fans didn’t really know what was going on with production.
“Biopics are hard,” executive producer Debra Chase admitted. “People have an opinion and social media allows them to voice that opinion. But at the end of the day, our goal was to make the best movie possible.”