Zendaya seen all smiling while she was leaving the SiriusXM Radio in New York City

Singer and former Disney star Zendaya Coleman, 17, was cast in the coveted role of deceased hip hop star Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic on the star's life and death. But the TV movie will never see the light of day if Aaliyah's family gets their way.

Gossip tabloid TMZ spoke with Aaliyah's uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson, who said the family is pissed that no one from the network contacted them about the TV movie.

Hankerson says the family will block any attempt on Lifetime's part to use any of Aaliyah's music. He says the family has hired a lawyer and will do everything they can to block release of the flick.

The family is not opposed to a big, theatrical film, but thinks a TV movie is too small for someone as big as Aaliyah. Source

Lifetime is expected to start filming this summer. Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001.

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    • VDot

      It has to be weird for families to see random strangers portray their lost ones on a tv screen.

    • Beta

      Your love is a one in a million :danban1:

    • Beta

      Wonder who will play R. Kelly

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      Gossip tabloid TMZ spoke with Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson, who said the family is pissed that no one from the network contacted them about the TV movie

      =====

      That same Uncle let it sleep lat year that they were doing a movie. So Read: Lifetime isn't paying enough :tea: Aaliyah don't need no blockbuster film

    • luVn_liFe…

      The family is not opposed to a big, theatrical film, but thinks a TV movie is too small for someone as big as Aaliyah.
      ~~~
      :tea:

    • SummerBaby

      I most def think the family should have a say. I think both of her parents have passed away as well & only her brother is left.

    • VDot

      :thinking: Is it too late for me to become a Disney star?

    • Momma I made it!!!

      Good morning everyone!!! :hi:

      They could do the movie, they could not do the movie....but if they do it better be done right!!! my two cents

    • Wasting time

      I love Aaliyah but I think a motion picture is a bit of a stretch :shrugs:

    • BullSweetness

      I loved some Aaliyah but if Whitney Houston is getting a TV movie then I cant see Aaliyah with a theatrical film...

    • Who Dat

      I'm sorry. But if one of the biggest selling girl groups of all time gets a TV movie? Guess what Aaliyah is getting?

      And one of them managed to die too.

      FOH Barry Hankerson.

      *turns up One In A Million*

      :headphones:

    • VDot

      Beta says:

      Wonder who will play R. Kelly

      _______________________

      :thinking: Maybe his son/daughter?

    • sassyshe

      missyJ says:

      Gossip tabloid TMZ spoke with Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson, who said the family is pissed that no one from the network contacted them about the TV movie

      =====

      That same Uncle let it sleep lat year that they were doing a movie. So Read: Lifetime isn’t paying enough Aaliyah don’t need no blockbuster film

      ----------------------------------------
      He's mad because he thought they were getting a theatre movie and not a TV movie. But after the success of the TLC Biopic none of these singers are going to get theatre movie, unless of course the writer/director/producer is Cube and you are making a movie about the group you used to be in

    • Ms. YaYa

      I just assumed that you had to have permission from the family in order to do a movie about your loved ones but I guess not :shrugs:
      Now what has Aaliyah done that the uncle feels that she needs a blockbuster movie...just curious.If it's that easy let me contact Lifetime and tell them about my Uncle Hop :typing:

    • hell_on_heels

      Okay, the real....will they include her relationships with Jay-Z, Dame Dash & R. Kelly, the marriage, etc? If not they can keep it! I hate when they don't want to include the truth in so-called Bio Picks. S/N: Notorious B.I.G. should have gone straight to DVD...

    • User Friendly

      VDot says:

      It has to be weird for families to see random strangers portray their lost ones on a tv screen.
      ___________________

      but not weird to cash them dead folx checks tho. :tea:

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      They won't be able to stop it. More powerful families than them have been unable to stop the studios from making unauthorized movies. They will hurt it if they are able to get the music excluded though.

    • Smonae

      I love Aaliyah but I think a motion picture is a bit of a stretch

      :cosign:

    • bama_n_jersey

      Wonder who will play R. Kelly

      *****************

      I just got here and leaving already :kona: :ghost:

    • Smonae

      R Kelly can play himself in the movie :hahaha: Age aint nothing but a number

    • User Friendly

      Ms. YaYa says:

      I just assumed that you had to have permission from the family in order to do a movie about your loved ones but I guess not
      ___________________

      well they do movies about jesus all the time and aint nobody ask Mary jack

    • Momma I made it!!!

      Maybe his son/daughter?

      =======

      :dead: :ghost: :rofl:

    • Wasting time

      :thinking: Maybe his son/daughter?
      ================================
      :lol: This tickled the chit out of me !

    • Jdore

      Good Morning Roses!! :hi:

      The family is not opposed to a big, theatrical film, but thinks a TV movie is too small for someone as big as Aaliyah. :huh:
      if TLC is a TV movie then so should Aaliyah. Granted she was taken too soon but ah..... :kona:

    • Smonae

      VDOT :rofl:

    • Ms. YaYa

      @Userfriendly :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

      :eek:

      The disrespect for Aaliyah???
      My god. :no:

      Let me get up outta this post... :facepalm:

    • Wasting time

      well they do movies about jesus all the time and aint nobody ask Mary jack
      ==================================
      :kona:

    • VDot

      "but not weird to cash them dead folx checks tho. :tea:"

      ___________________________________

      True. Or put the living in an obit :lol:

      ------------------------------------------

      "well they do movies about jesus all the time and aint nobody ask Mary jack"

      ____________________

      Go UFO. Just go. :rofl: :rofl:

    • Momma I made it!!!

      :rofl: @ User

    • Who Dat

      S/N: Notorious B.I.G. should have gone straight to DVD…
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      IDK. Big changed hip hop. I was cool with him getting a movie. And his career touched off alot of others. Kim, Puffy, Faith. I would be cool with Pac getting one too. Cause he changed West Coast rap far as what it sounded like. The jail stint. The shooting(s). What did Aaliyah do for R&B? Not to take anything away from her. I mean I get it. We lost her young and tragic too. But there is not enough in her life to fill up 90 minutes commercial free film. Unless they gonna include as somebody said... her romantical items.

      Get Rich or Die Trying coulda went straight to DVD IMO. Wait...did it?

    • Beta

      :lol:

    • User Friendly

      Now what has Aaliyah done that the uncle feels that she needs a blockbuster movie…just curious.If it’s that easy let me contact Lifetime and tell them about my Uncle Hop
      ___________________

      right because if they do a real movie they will have to talk about EVERYTHING, like being the pioneer of getting pissed on by the pissy pied piper.

      Aaliyah would have been wherever Mya and Tweet are right now. she wasnt even all that but when ppl die they automatically become martyrs....same with left eye. Left Eye ranged between "annoying and not that annoying this time". there was nothing that she was particularly good at except being cute. :shrugs:

    • bama_n_jersey

      well they do movies about jesus all the time and aint nobody ask Mary jack

      ********************

      :kona:

    • Who Dat

      but not weird to cash them dead folx checks tho
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Selena family probably still cashing hern

    • Ni ni

      I am really not understanding this....why dont they have to get permission from the family members before a movie is decided? Don't the family own the rights to the deceased image or does the record label really do own you in life and death. I could not go against the family's wishes and play somebody when I know it goes against the family's wishes. It shows that you have no compassion, empathy, or respect for anyone but yourself. And it's not just in this case but similar situations as well.

    • VDot

      :listen: Rock the Boat used to be/still is my chit. I miss you too. Original and Remix with Jay :yes:

    • FuturedocDonte

      I was wondering how the picked the lightest skinne girl to play Aaliyah. Then I remembered when Flex played Michael Jackson :eek: this should be interesting

    • Beta

      So Cube son gone play him in the N.W.A. biopic

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      So, I'm the only one whose noticed that Aaliyah shouldn't be played by a Kardashian distant cousin?

      There were no black actresses who LOOK black available? This casting is about as bad as the Jackson's film.

    • Momma I made it!!!

      like being the pioneer of getting pissed on by the pissy pied piper.

      =====================================

      User that is two I dont know if I can take anymore today :rofl:

    • Just Looking

      Be all forward about it. Call him up one day soon and be like boy when you gonna gimme a piece of that dack? And see what he say. Say it just like that too.
      Not that I have ever done anything like that.
      :coffee:
      ___________________
      Me Neither :tea:

    • VDot

      IDK. Big changed hip hop. I was cool with him getting a movie. And his career touched off alot of others. Kim, Puffy, Faith. I would be cool with Pac getting one too

      _________________________

      :cosign: I just know they better not use that hologram for Pac :huh:

      *Pours out a little liquor for my homie*

      I'm still sensitive to his death (Pac). I though for sure that nigga was coming back :crying: THUG LIFE 4EVER!!!

    • Beta

      Flex played Michael Jackson
      _______________________

      :hahaha: I forgot all about that

    • Ms. YaYa

      Who Dat says: Selena family probably still cashing hern
      ____________________________________________________
      Yep...bidi bidi bidi bidi bidi bum bum :danban:

    • User Friendly

      they look similar to me. :shrugs: only thing is Zendaya doesnt have the wonky eye. :huh:

      now Zoe Saldana wearing blackface to play Nina Simone is just wrong. :nono:

    • http://youtu.be/Lx58GQtmE50 MisTaken is #unbothered :cool:

      It’ll just make you sleep for a few hours. Wake up feeling like a new person
      -------
      VDot :hugs: JL :hi: Hey friend I just don't feel good today. Head hurts :)
      About to head to a meeting. BBL

    • Wasting time

      Selena family probably still cashing hern
      =====================
      That is my movie and she had a whole country on her back. As much as they ain't want J Ho to do it she killed it!
      :whistle: Como La Flor :whistle:

    • CHA CHA

      I dont think Zendaya is fitting this role or born for the part like Lil Mama was for Left Eye....But really who is there out there semi lining up to portray Aaliyah :shrug:

    • VDot

      Left Eye ranged between “annoying and not that annoying this time”. there was nothing that she was particularly good at except being cute. :shrugs:

      ___________________

      #liesyoutell

      She was a professional arsonist too :yes:

      The final minutes of her documentary spooked the chit out of me; actually the whole documentary did :scared:

    • User Friendly

      Pac had a movie. I went to the movies to see it and cried like a fool :crying:

      dude I was with was like "you ok?" :facepalm:

      I think it was called Resurrection :think:

    • Wasting time

      Remix with Jay :yes:
      ==================
      :fistbump:

    • FuturedocDonte

      IDK. Big changed hip hop. I was cool with him getting a movie. And his career touched off alot of others. Kim, Puffy, Faith. I would be cool with Pac getting one too
      ________________________
      I just know they better not use that hologram for Pac :huh:
      ---
      :dead:

    • FuturedocDonte

      Who Dat says: Selena family probably still cashing hern
      ____________________________________________________
      Yep…bidi bidi bidi bidi bidi bum bum
      ------
      :hahaha:

    • bama_n_jersey

      @VDot....I thought he was coming back to. I still tell people he's coming back. Is this what you would call denial or hope??? :wail:

    • VDot

      But really who is there out there semi lining up to portray Aaliyah

      _____________________

      :thinking: Solange? Now before yall disagree, envision her with Aaliyah's hair and clothing....Still no? :lol:

      The internets said Lolita Price. I had to google image her. She could work :yes:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

      Auntie, did you get tickets for the Outkast concert in September? I :pray: you got some to give away, because they're sold out :wail: Working on 2 computers and a phone didn't cut it for me.

    • Who Dat

      As much as they ain’t want J Ho to do it she killed it!
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      CORRECT. And her family was involved and STILL had an issue.

      JLo is Puertorriqueña and Selena was Mexicana and that was the issue.

    • User Friendly

      BullSweetness says:

      I loved some Aaliyah but if Whitney Houston is getting a TV movie then I cant see Aaliyah with a theatrical film…
      _____________________

      I saw a show on Whittey's autopsy last night. the way she died was so shameful and crack-y. :ashamed: the family should have been opposed to THAT.

    • SummerBaby

      But really who is there out there semi lining up to portray Aaliyah
      ------------------
      I always heard that Keyshia Chante was supposed to play Aaliyah.

    • Just Looking

      Ummm least not forget cornbread Fantasia

      Still love Fanny though....

      That was on HIGH rotation on LIFETIME...And she played herself.

    • CHA CHA

      @VDOT

      I googled Lolita Price....Is that the right name? *cleans trifocals

      Shyt is Ke Ke Palmer busy :coffee:

    • Just Looking

      @Taken - Feel better, enjoy your 1st lunch period.

      :kona:

    • Who Dat

      now Zoe Saldana wearing blackface to play Nina Simone is just wrong
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      I hate when actresses portray singers/entertainers. ENTERTAINERS need to play them. JMO.

      There is nobody who can DANCE like her... or sing but not sing like her either.

      Aaliyah was a horrible singer and so is Zendaya.

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      I love me some little miss Zendaya. I got no problems with her, her blackness, nor the fact that she doesn't look like Aaliyah. I'm cool with her for the part, I just think she's too young and wholesome to play grown up Aaliyah. But someone said on another post that they like the girl who played Malik's half sister on The Game. That is the best suggestion I've heard up until now. Everybody else recommending non actors who just look like Aaliyah. Malik's sister looks like her and can act.

    • The Pearl!

      The Pearl! says:

      Who Dat says:
      but not to worry…the dack is mine for taking!
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Be all forward about it. Call him up one day soon and be like boy when you gonna gimme a piece of that dack? And see what he say. Say it just like that too.
      Not that I have ever done anything like that.
      :coffee:
      __________________
      :hahaha: Dub, we have history. He’ll be at my door, dack in one hand, smellin good with :blunt: in the other. Knowing what you’re getting is always a big plus (for both parties)! :winky:

    • CHA CHA

      What about Cassie :kona:

    • VDot

      @VDot….I thought he was coming back to. I still tell people he’s coming back. Is this what you would call denial or hope??? :wail:
      ____________________

      It was the Makaveli name change :wail:

    • Just Looking

      Beta says:

      Wonder who will play R. Kelly
      __________________
      R Kelly or Micheal Jalel White <<<< He play everybody....

    • CHA CHA

      What about Ashanti :kona:

    • DYmondgurl

      bama_n_jersey says:

      @VDot….I thought he was coming back to. I still tell people he’s coming back. Is this what you would call denial or hope???
      ---------

      We may need to start a support group for ppl like us that still in 'hopnial' after all this time :crying:

    • User Friendly

      Aaliyah was a horrible singer and so is Zendaya.
      ____________________

      the truth dot com. why are ppl so scared to admit this? she was cute, yes indeed, but the buck stopped there.

    • Who Dat

      The only other person who SHOULDA got the part is Kesha Chante from 106 and Park. But she sing TOO GOOD. So...Zendaya Coleman it is.

      And lets visit on why she aint black enough? Her first name is African. Her daddy a big black dude with dreads. And her last name is Coleman. We know any white Colemans?

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      CHA CHA says:

      I dont think Zendaya is fitting this role or born for the part like Lil Mama was for Left Eye….But really who is there out there semi lining up to portray Aaliyah
      ********************

      People said the same thing about Lil Mama until the movie came out. And T-Boz is lightskinned and Drew Sidora is dark skinned. None of that matters as long as the actor can capture the spirit of the character they are playing.

    • Just Looking

      @Cha Cha - You got a good point, Cassie ain't doing nothing...but it would probably depend on Diddy schedule...He probably need to be on set.

    • VDot

      @VDOT
      I googled Lolita Price….Is that the right name? *cleans trifocals

      _________________

      :yes: and :lol: at KeKe Palmer going from Akeelah to Chili and now Aaliyah.

    • SummerBaby

      What about Cassie
      -----------------
      :rofl: I just read that she might be pregnant for Diddy.

    • CHA CHA

      Tatyana Ali :kona:

    • The Pearl!

      VDot says:

      Beta says:
      Wonder who will play R. Kelly
      _______________________
      :thinking: Maybe his son/daughter?
      _______________
      My GAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :wail:

    • Who Dat

      What about Ashanti

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      She cannot dance. All she do is that same move since 2002. I call it the "Awe Baby"

      :dance: << Shani. Swear she throwing down.

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      I used to see Selena in the grocery store all the time in San Antonio when I lived there. I always wondered why she always had like 4 ese's surrounding her cheesing all hard.

      She was clearly humble as all hell because she would be talking to everybody. I was in the army and was watching Dos Mujeres Un Camino with my roommate (who was Mexican) one time and Selena came on the tvn and I said, "Hey... that's the lady I told you I always see at HEB..."

      And you would've thought I told him that she was downstairs blowing the horn for him to come down. This damn fool greased his scalp and put on a lb of that stankin' a$$ green Polo Cologne and a tight a$$ muscle shirt with some wranglers and a cowboy bick buckle belt went to HEB to see if she was there that day.

      Really?

    • VDot

      Aaliyah was a horrible singer and so is Zendaya.

      __________________________

      :blink: Don't let Man see this :no:

    • User Friendly

      Who Dat says:

      The only other person who SHOULDA got the part is Kesha Chante from 106 and Park. But she sing TOO GOOD. So…Zendaya Coleman it is.

      And lets visit on why she aint black enough? Her first name is African. Her daddy a big black dude with dreads. And her last name is Coleman. We know any white Colemans?
      _________________________

      the girl who they picked to play the black character from Jem :eek: her daddy looks like a slave but the casting is wrong wrong wrong. :nono:

    • Who Dat

      the truth dot com. why are ppl so scared to admit this? she was cute, yes indeed, but the buck stopped there.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      BAY-BEEEEEEEEEE I seen Aaliyah live more than once. Wanted my money back each time. :no: Lets NOT

    • sassyshe

      Ni ni says:

      I am really not understanding this….why dont they have to get permission from the family members before a movie is decided? Don’t the family own the rights to the deceased image or does the record label really do own you in life and death. I could not go against the family’s wishes and play somebody when I know it goes against the family’s wishes. It shows that you have no compassion, empathy, or respect for anyone but yourself. And it’s not just in this case but similar situations as well.

      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      It all depends. Anyone can make a movie or write a book about a person you just have to put a disclaimer that says not based on actual person but events related to said individuals. With entertainers it all depends on who owns the rights. I dont think that Aaliyah owned the rights to her music; if she did then the family (I believe it was her mother and brother who became executors of her estate) have to consent to everything regarding her likeness and image. However if the record label owns the rights to the music then the family is shat outta luck and the movie will be made. Its similar to Lil Chinese - the artist formely known as Lil Kim when she bytched about the Notorious movie but there was nothing that could be done because Puff and Mama Biggs owns all the rights to Biggie so they consented for him and events surrounding him to be portrayed as the producer wanted

    • CHA CHA

      @ Bird....Ijs, I never doubted Lil Mama, from day one I thought...OK THEY GOT IT RIGHT....you got lost with Lil Mama's portrayal...like I forgot she was Lil Mama sometimes while watching her...sorta like Jamie was to Ray. :shrug:

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Just Looking says:

      Beta says:

      Wonder who will play R. Kelly
      __________________
      R Kelly or Micheal Jalel White <<<< He play everybody….
      *********************

      I was thinking the little guy from The Wire. Michael B. Jordon. He could pull it off. Well if he's tall enough. Zendaya is very tall. They might need to find a tall actor for the role. In fact all of the actors might need to be tall because of Zendaya's height or she'll be dwarfing them. Hmm, strange dilema.

    • Just Looking

      And you would’ve thought I told him that she was downstairs blowing the horn for him to come down. This damn fool greased his scalp and put on a lb of that stankin’ a$$ green Polo Cologne and a tight a$$ muscle shirt with some wranglers and a cowboy bick buckle belt went to HEB to see if she was there that day.
      ________________________
      Didn't do eye makeup for these tears!

    • Who Dat

      Wonder who will play R. Kelly
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Somebody with a large bladder so he can be fulla piss

    • User Friendly

      stankin’ a$$ green Polo Cologne
      ______________

      that stuff they sell at CVS in the "ethnic section" :lol: para caballeros

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      I'm not the biggest Beyonce fan, but I argued with someone who told me, "Beyonce wouldn't be $HIT if Aaliyah is still alive!"

      I looked around to see if the cameras were tipping up behind me real slow... "Who the eff this beesh think she talkin' to?"

      I liked me some Aaliyah, but I have NEVER seen an Aaliyah performance that just blew me away. Ever.

    • Wasting time

      Dos Mujeres Un Camino
      =======================
      Yo. This was my chit too. I would watch on the phone with Carla and she would be telling me what they were saying and the next day at school we would pow wow about it!
      Those novellas be the truth!

    • sassyshe

      Who Dat says:

      the truth dot com. why are ppl so scared to admit this? she was cute, yes indeed, but the buck stopped there.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      BAY-BEEEEEEEEEE I seen Aaliyah live more than once. Wanted my money back each time. Lets NOT

      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      :cosign:

      I told everyone death saved Aaliyah's career because this was about the time that Beyonce was about to break onto the scene and Aaliyah's career was on a downward slump. Her album at her death was not even selling (I dont think it was even close to gold) but death made that a Platinum seller. Dame was helping Aaliyah transition into acting so that she can say that's what she wanted to really do - the excuse back in the days that artists used to used when their music careers started to slump

    • Beta

      There is a NEWPOST

    • Smokie

      SummerBaby says:

      I most def think the family should have a say. I think both of her parents have passed away as well & only her brother is left.

      ______

      WTH? Aliyah wasn't some 50 year old woman when she died. I seriously doubt that her parents are deceased. (Where do people get such misinformation from???)

    • Just Looking

      Most actors aren't that tall, I would be in total :shock: each time I saw someone on streets in LA , LAX or Vegas.

      My biggest disappointment was the ROCK. He could have sat in my lap on the plane.

    • sassyshe

      @Bird, nah Jordan too young looking, you need that old perv looking character - White would be perfect fit :thumbsup:

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      Wasting time says:

      Dos Mujeres Un Camino

      Yo. This was my chit too.
      - - - - - - - - - -
      Maaaaan, I was caught UP in that show. LOL LOL Me and my hombres used to hurry and eat lunch in the mess hall and run back to the barracks to see what was going to happen that day.

    • User Friendly

      Carrington says:

      I’m not the biggest Beyonce fan, but I argued with someone who told me, “Beyonce wouldn’t be $HIT if Aaliyah is still alive!”
      _________________

      :clap:

      a lot of ppl ARE alive from the 90s and they still cant even open for Bey. everytime you see an interview from somebody from the tweet, mya, ashanti era they say they are in the studio. bish you been in the studio for 20 years. its time to get out the studio and get you another gig.

    • sassyshe

      I think they picked Zenayda because they wanted someone who looks wholesome innocent but you will be surprised by how "dirty" she can be behind closed doors. This was Aaliyah, sweet girl next door who was hot in the pants cause she stayed laid up with some dude that was at least 10 years older than her. Aaliyah got a pass for some of "relationship behavior" because she was perceived as the sweet girl and true she was a nice chick to everyone

    • Who Dat

      Reservoir Media Management owns Aaliyah's music. Traces back to BMG which traces back Jive. Which traces back to the cat hollin right now. Barry Hankerson. Who was a label exec/producer.owner of small label. Blackground.

      Jive was also the home of R.Kelly who Hankerson used to manage.

    • SoNastyandSoRude

      yea they were giving her a hard time.. I told someone on ig. Jlo
      Didn’t look like selena..she played that part well… angela didn’t look like tina turner..played the part well.. even lil mama did a good job.. I thought the movie was a good idea bc these youngins need to know,.

    • SummerBaby

      WTH? Aliyah wasn’t some 50 year old woman when she died. I seriously doubt that her parents are deceased. (Where do people get such misinformation from???)
      ---------------------
      Her father passed in 2012 & her mom was battling cancer.

    • sassyshe

      Who Dat says:

      Reservoir Media Management owns Aaliyah’s music. Traces back to BMG which traces back Jive. Which traces back to the cat hollin right now. Barry Hankerson. Who was a label exec/producer.owner of small label. Blackground.

      Jive was also the home of R.Kelly who Hankerson used to manage.

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      Barry is tryna hold out for more money but he better chill and allow Lifetime to give what they giving cause no one trying to make no theatre release about Aaliyah unless they trying to do a salacious depiction of her love life. Aaliyah music was nothing without production of Missy and Timbaland and Barry dont want to pay their fees to produce new music. He tried to get Drake and CB to produce hits based on some old music she had and both songs didnt really do anything. So if Barry wants to eat a little more of the Aaliyah plate, he'll sign on that dotted line to allow Lifetime access to the music

    • UpgradedLurker

      BullSweetness says:

      I loved some Aaliyah but if Whitney Houston is getting a TV movie then I cant see Aaliyah with a theatrical film…

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      What they said.

    • SoNastyandSoRude

      her father passed at 61.

    • http://www.globalcallingsolutions.com zurishay

      Tyrese posted his artist's audition today on fb.....baby when I tell u she shoulda got the part...NOT Zendaya, I mean it. This girl looks and sings better than Aaliyah!!!!

    • MSVALLDAY

      Beta says:

      Wonder who will play R. Kelly
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      See you ain't chit!

    • OpinionHated

      This is not movie theater worthy in my opinion... they probably won't even bring up the R Kelly rapist sh*t (he's a rapist she was under age)... I think Aaliyah was a closet HO and her people are trying to keep that under wraps - and I say this as a HUGE Aaliyah fan - I got all her videos on my cell phone so I can watch them when i'm bored on the T....

      Side note: am I the only one who learned the choreography for more than a woman.....

    • Crimsontide

      I saw this yesterday and thought it was a little odd to pick her for the role…IDK

      I am/was one of the biggest Aaliyah fans…but I agree, the family needs to tone it down a little on the theatrical release...

    • pointhimout

      um i need urban celebs to accept their minimal commercialism. sure we all liked aaliyah but she wasn't breaking records and setting the entertainment world ablaze, so stop it uncle barry. a tv biopic is more than enough. i'd watch it just to see them leave out the rkelly stuff, but fill it with everything we already knew about. stop trying to sell this chick off as some innocent angel princess. she went from one friend and started banging the other. we miss you aaliyah.