For many, the controversial biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, was a complete failure, but for Wendy Williams, it was quite the opposite.
The talk show host, who was one of the executive producers of the Lifetime original movie, spoke about the film’s social media backlash today on her syndicated show, insisting it was a win.
“My 'Aaliyah' movie broke the Internet,” Williams told the live studio audience. “Whether you love it or hated it, you watched. It was the second-highest-rated movie on cable this year.”
As far as all the people with biased opinions about the film, especially the casting choices, Wendy added, “we all have opinions.”
‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’ was plagued with controversy since its inception. Despite the Haughton family's wishes to halt the production and not approving any of Aaliyah’s music for the film, and with several actresses dropping out (Zendaya, Keshia Chante, Teyana Taylor), the network went ahead and made the biopic anyway.
Lifetime will continue to air ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.’