On November 15th, 2014, Lifetime Movie Networks will premiere its original movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B about the life of the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
Controversy has surrounded this film (for those who do not know) for several reasons. The family of the late singer was not contacted to help tell the true story of their late beloved, music rights were not given to lifetime and Wendy Williams production team produced the film and actress Alexandria Shipp is not the best representation of Aaliyah.
The film is loosely based on the late singers life and is based on the book Aaliyah: More than a Woman written by Christopher Farley. A lot of fans have been curious to hear about what those closest to her had to say about the controversial film. In an interview by Hip-Hop Motivation, a HHM correspondent sits down with Damon Dash who was Aaliyahs love interest and soon to be husband (allegedly). Dash talks about the memory of his late girlfriend and the pain he still feels.
“Even now talking about it, I don’t even like feeling the s**t…but thats what happens when you lose someone you love, it happens.”
He continued to briefly share his memory and even commented on the new film about Aaliyah set to release on lifetime.
“I don’t really have too much expectations of anyone doing right by that on a television level”, he said. “Theres a formula, you know the people that are making it on t.v. aren’t making it to make the best piece of work, their trying to make it so that they can sell it and make money from it.”
How do you feel about the film being made? And was Damon Dash last comment a shot at the actress playing the role even against Aaliyah’s family wishes of the film being made?
Take a look at an interview Alexandria Shipp stating she attempted to get in contact with the family.