Watch The Official Trailer To The New “Aaliyah” Movie

After much heated debate, the highly anticipated Aaliyah: Princess of R&B movie will be going live. The Lifetime Network has released the film’s first official trailer confirming November 15 as its airing date.

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The trailer for the upcoming film shows the late R&B singer during rehearsals, in the studio and speaking with her mothe while Iggy Azalea’s “Goddess” track serves as a soundtrack. Originally, Zendaya Coleman was casted to play the role of Aaliyah, but after much backlash the cast was re-awarded to Alexandra Shipp. While some argues Coleman wasn’t “black enough,” others proposed she was just too young.

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