*Wendy Williams was added to the Aaliyah biopic as an executive producer over the summer. And ever since, she’s been promoting the heck out of the biopic.
But no one should expect anything less from Williams — she’s the queen of celebrity gossip and spilling the tea on celebrities all day and everyday.
Therefore, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” will focus heavily on not only her music, but her personal life. Maybe, the biopic will focus even more on the latter — knowing Williams.
As we’ve reported, the film stars Alexandra Shipp in the title role and Jackie Long as her controversial love interest and music mentor — R. Kelly.
“This movie is the first movie we’ve produced and it’s a very big deal. I was not originally apart of the production of this movie but you know when I do ‘Hot Topics,’ I’m just an observer like you,” Williams said. “We sometimes tend to criticize except I have a purple chair. So the Aaliyah movie was already being produced and announced and everything and they wanted girls…anyway they were doing things wrong.”
She added, “I was like, ‘Look, if you’re going to make this Aaliyah movie, you gotta get it right, Lifetime. I love you, you’re good at wives who stab their husbands movies, but you gotta get this Aaliyah movie right.’ I was very popular on the radio for Aaliyah’s rise and untimely death. I want to hear about R. Kelly. I want to hear about Missy Elliott. I wanna not just hear about R. Kelly. Don’t skate over it.”
She continued with, “this needs to be a big plot line. I want to know what her father said when 16-year-old Aaliyah brought home a 28-year-old man. I want to know what her mother said. I want to know what her brother said. How did Aaliyah get started? And how did this R. Kelly thing affect her career?”
“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” will premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET.
Watch the trailer below: