A controversial biopic about the late R&B singer Aaliyah has now been given a date for its premiere on the Lifetime channel.
The biopic, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, will air on the network on Saturday, Nov. 15.
“She was the princess of R&B and now her story is being told”, reads a Lifetime tweet announcing the release date.
Telling her story hasn’t been easy, though. The script, based off Christopher Farley’s biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, was originally going to feature Glee actress (and Big Sean ex) Zendaya Coleman, but she dropped out after a series of production issues. Not least of these was that Lifetime faced difficulties procuring the rights to Aaliyah’s music.