*Timbaland’s audio/visual display of criticism over what he calls “that bulls**t Aaliyah movie” was perhaps more entertaining than the film itself.
The musician and producer, 42, joined the hordes of people on Twitter and Instagram this weekend to lash out against Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic as well as its executive producer, Wendy Williams.
Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp starred as the late singer in “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” and fans on social media criticized everything from the casting, including the portrayals of Missy Elliott and R. Kelly, to Lifetime’s overall treatment of Aaliyah’s life.
Timbaland, who was a friend and collaborator of Aaliyah’s, started off with a photo of the movie’s poster, writing, “Hope yall not watching this!!!!!!!!”
Hope yall not watching this!!!!!!!! A photo posted by Timbo the King (@timbaland) on
He went on to share a variety of memes mocking the movie, as well as shots of the late performer with quotes.
Elliott chimed in that she wasn’t watching either, responding to Timbaland with a message for Aaliyah’s family, writing, “My prayers go to @Rad_6 & ma Diane to lose a sister & daughter then father they been thru so much.”
Timbaland then recorded various videos on Instagram, commenting on Lifetime’s version of his friend’s legacy.
“A lot of people keep asking me, am I watching that bulls–t?” he said in one clip. “Evidently not. No way. Not Timbo.” Calling it “that bulls–t Aaliyah movie,” he went on to add, “This is why people should never remake movies. Bulls–t happens, bulls–t happens. Now you have to deal with the consequences.”
Not timbo!!!!!!! A video posted by Timbo the King (@timbaland) on
Timbaland also targeted executive producer Wendy Williams, sharing a meme reading, “Wendy Williams, You know you f–ked up, right?”
He also shared this…
His parting words…