Monday, November 17, 2014


The Lifetime t.v. channel aired the controversial biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B on Saturday evening, which sparked tons of backlash on social media. One person who was especially upset was Aaliyah’s friend and longtime producer Timbaland, who made his thoughts about the movie clear during an interview on Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” this morning.

After the premiere, Timbaland took to Instagram and Twitter to share several fan-made memes denouncing the made-for-TV movie, which starred Alexandra Shipp as the late singer.

“Every picture said everything that I would probably say in an interview,” said Timbo. “I thought about it and I was like, ‘The more attention we give this thing, the better it is for them.’”

He was in shock that the film actually made it on air. “It was like, ‘Wow! This is how ya’ll gone really do it? Ya’ll really gon’ put this out?’ I couldn’t believe it. I always thought it was a rumor. I thought it was a joke, but evidently it wasn’t.”

He didn’t watch the film, but fans sent him tons of Instagram memes, which captured his feelings.

Listen to Timbo sound off below.

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