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.
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.