Wendy Williams is certainly becoming a household name for the wrong reasons. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter exploded the hashtag sign this weekend, expressing the disappointment in the Lifetime Biopic of the late Princess of R&B, Aaliyah.
The biopic features Alexandra Shipp (Drumline 2) as Aaliyah and seems to focus more on the scandalous marriage to R&B artist, R. Kelly, rather than her music. On Monday, Wendy Williams placed herself as the hot topic on her self-titled show, defending her creation as a success rather than a fail. Instead of apologizing to Aaliyah’s family and thousands of her fans, Wendy fired back at critics with the all-too-famous number game stating “the movie raked in 3.2 million viewers” on its premiere night.
I mean, is it bad enough that Aaliyah’s family refused to consent to the rights of this movie? And it gets worse.
Multi-platinum Producer, songwriter and artist Timbaland publicly bashed the movie calling it “BULL$H!T” and demanded that true fans and loyal followers to him and Aaliyah not watch the misinterpretation of Aaliyah’s life. Timbaland worked closely with Aaliyah, producing the hit track “Are You That Somebody” nominating the R&B Songstress for a Grammy award for Best Female R&B Vocal.
However, there is a light at the end of this horribly made tunnel. Timbaland hints that he may possibly produce a movie, detailing the fabulous (and accurate) life and career of Aaliyah Haughton, a much more promising creation that will definitely hit the big screens if Timbo decides to pursue it. Stay tuned for more news on what Timbo plans to do, and in the meantime – Rest in Love Aaliyah.