Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B movie was to put it kindly, a disaster. In fact the memes mocking the Aaliyah movie and the horrible job at storytelling and casting are probably more popular (and dare I say accurate) than the movie itself. Pause. Did y’all see those memes? Were they not hilarious? Here are a few of the best:
Timbaland took to Instagram and Twitter to slam the biopic:
“A lot of people keep asking me, am I watching that bulls–t?” he said in one clip. “Evidently not. No way. Not Timbo.”
Calling it “that bulls–t Aaliyah movie,” he went on to add, “This is why people should never remake movies. Bulls–t happens, bulls–t happens. Now you have to deal with the consequences.”
Everyone was waiting on Wendy Williams to speak her piece on this travesty especially since she had to taken to Twitter during the movie and asked people if they were enjoying it.
Well she talked about it on her show this morning during the Hot Topics segment and had this to say:
I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend,” she says.
Everybody got an opinion. Well, whether you loved it or you hated it..you watched. My movie was the second highest rated movie on ALL of cable. Not just Lifetime, but all of cable!”
Wendy then said her entire phone switched to Spanish and she couldn’t read any of the comments or messages about the movie. Girrlllllll bye. Yeah ok. How kind of your phone to spare you from witnessing the roast that was performed on both you and your movie.
Someone please tell Wendy that high ratings do not translate into a quality movie. Just because a lot of people watched doesn’t mean that it was good or that they enjoyed it. People tuned in hoping to see a decent if not good movie about one of R&B’s brightest stars and instead got a mess and three quarters served on a platter of disaster. I mean a lot of people stop and watch train wrecks, that doesn’t make it right or good.
Either way the damage has been done and the movie is out there for all the world to see and criticize now. Plus, we have the memes that will certainly last for an eternity. So, I’m sure when Wendy Williams’ phone switches back to English, she’ll be able to seem them too.
Did you watch the Aaliyah biopic? Thoughts?
Check out #LifetimeBeLike and other biopic memes in our gallery!