“She was a girl that had a point of view,” Dame Dash said. And that was like me, kinda…Overall I went to private school.
“And it was like she was known at one time younger for being a little thuggish-looking girl or whatever. When you talked to her it wasn’t no hood shit with it at all.
According to Dame, he was drawn to Aaliyah because they shared the same point of view and the same perspective. But we had other experiences.” He later revealed that Jay Z, who knew Aaliyah before he did, tried to also get with the singer.
He says the two were both “very authentic black,” but grew up in non-urban environments. Dame went on to explain that she was usually willing to give someone a shot, but was also quick to place them in the “friend zone.” “So, I was going at her,” he said. And he knew her before I did…It was just a situation where Aaliyah was the type of girl that would give you a shot.
A biopic rule of thumb: If the performances are going to be as weak and uncomfortable to watch as the ones in this film, someone should at least find actors who vaguely resemble the real-life characters they're portraying.
The less said about the portrayals of Missy Elliott and Timbaland, the better; Alexandra Shipp's performance as the princess herself only had fleeting moments of capturing the essence of Aaliyah, whether it was the way she smirked and how she wore those street-fashion clothes.
She got lucky and signed a deal with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records, at the young age of 12.
Alexandra Shipp took over the role and talk show host Wendy Williams became an executive producer.
The behind-the-scenes drama of the film is a stark contrast to Aaliyah’s polished, professional image.
Her three albums have sold over 32 million copies worldwide. In the mid-1990s, when the Internet was in its infancy, it was far easier for celebrities to keep secrets.
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