As we all anticipate the premiere the Lifetime’s biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, there are a few fun things worth knowing before tuning in. HipHollywood caught up with the made for television film’s star Alexandra Shipp to talk about the buzz surrounding the movie, the controversy and the stellar performances. Plus, we learned one little tid bit you probably never knew about the late great, Aaliyah.
The film premieres Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
1. During our chat with Shipp, the actress revealed that Aaliyah was always on her Motorolla two-way. “She was always in communication with her friends. The life that she led could be lonely. You’re going to hotels, performances and eve though you got your family around, sometimes you want to be in contact with your friends,” she said. “She was always doing that, always on her two way, which I found our from speaking to one of her friends. The minute I heard that I went up to the director and I was like ‘yo, we need to get at two-way.”
She added, “They found a two-way on Craigslist for $40 and they brought it on. That was my little add to it.”