Watch the 1st Trailer for Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic

Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah in Lifetime’s biopic
Youtube Screenshot
Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah in Lifetime’s biopic
Youtube Screenshot

It’s the trailer you’ve all been waiting for. Well, probably not, but it’s here anyways. Lifetime has released the first trailer for its Aaliyah biopic, which is being executive-produced by Wendy Williams.


Oh, and get this. The soundtrack for the trailer features Iggy Azalea. I will try my hardest not to throw shade at the Australian with the fake booty and blaccent to match.

But it’s not beneath me to share everyone else’s shade:


Aaliyah is portrayed by Alexandra Shipp, who took on the role after Zendaya Coleman left after being scrutinized.

Take a look at the trailer below:

Swooped hair. Check.

Baggy clothes. Check.

Trademark shades. Check.

R. Kelly? Have to hold off on that check for a second. That’s the one subject people are wondering if the movie will mention, but Lifetime hasn’t given any clues whether it will be touched on. 

Lifetime’s Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will air on Nov. 15, and the network plans to release several other teaser trailers before then. 

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