Aaliyah's cousin, Jomo Hankerson, said Aaliyah had been a star well before the world knew her name.
Long before his relationship with Beyoncé, Jay Z was known for being a player and he is also rumoured to have dated a lot of women.
Talk show host Wendy Williams, who is the movie's executive producer, has said that it was important to portray the scandalous relationship in the film.
Williams recalled telling Lifetime they had to “get this Aaliyah movie right.” "I was very popular on the radio for Aaliyah’s rise and untimely death.
"She would just carry herself like such a normal individual.
We just would pop into Mc Donald's or Wendy's or something, and people just wouldn't believe [it]," he said.
"It was like being able to be with your homeboy and your girl at the same time. We just generally had a lot of fun together." Dash said that although they were not formally engaged, he and Aaliyah had planned on getting married. As soon as she had time, we were getting married like after 'The Matrix,' " he said.
"She was the one she was definitely the one for me.
" Despite her fame, Aaliyah often traveled without security and delighted in such ordinary activities as grabbing some fast food, Dash said.
Heavily protested by her family and closest friends and collaborators, did teach us some things, though most of those lessons should've been learned by the film's team long before they even began to put together this train-wreck of a biopic. " "Try Again," and "One in a Million" were what made her canon-worthy. Actors should maybe look a little bit like the person they're portraying.
A film about a famous pop star needs more than just the covers she did of other people's famous songs to survive. The introduction to Aaliyah's hearty repertoire of favorite songs to cover live and on record happens in the first scene, where we're introduced to the actual baby version of Baby Girl (her nickname) as a 10-year-old on performing "My Funny Valentine." It's a taste of what's in store — all the film offers is an Aaliyah Covers 101 course, thanks to an embargo on Aaliyah's original music placed by her family.
Any semblance of the personality from their real-life counterparts were vacuum-sucked out. " According to big moves in Aaliyah's life didn't need to be played out or explored — because all she needed was a radio interview, Hollywood executive, or childhood friend to simply give her a prompt and she'd helpfully explain it to the audience. It's also pretty demeaning to Aaliyah, since fans are well aware that she prospered as a smart and talented artist even without Kellys' production credits. Okay, we know he's not — but seriously, the actor playing Aaliyah's older brother Rashad bears a striking resemblance to the rapper who also happens to have a fascination, to say the least, with Aaliyah and her entire web of collaborators.
Aaliyah's family was understandably not pleased when she married to R. The new Lifetime biopic recreates the moment the late singer brought home her new husband. " asks Aaliyah's father (played by actor Sterling Jarvis). In a published marriage license, her age is listed as 18. Music critic Jim De Rogatis has found some issues with the film’s portrayal of Aaliyah and Kelly’s relationship.