Aaliyah Lifetime Movie Ripped On Social Media, Alexandra Shipp Defends Role

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Aaliyah: Princess of R&B , the controversial Lifetime movie, premiered on Saturday night, getting ripped by both critics and fans alike.
As reported, the project was under fire almost as soon as it was announced earlier this year. Zendaya was originally cast in the title role, much to the chagrin of fans, but then dropped out, later saying that she was not “morally OK” moving forward with it, explaining, “production value wasn’t there, there were complications with the music rights, and I just felt like it wasn’t being handled delicately considering the situation.” She was replaced by Alexandra Shipp , and filming commenced, despite protestations from the late singer’s family, who refused to authorize the film.

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