Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B premiered on Lifetime last night and Twitter instantly exploded with negative comments and criticism to the point where #LifetimeDisrespectsAaliyah started to trend.
Executive producer, Wendy Williams knew the movie was controversial but felt strongly that the reaction from fans would be positive.
"Fans won't say, "Oh my God, how could you disgrace her memory?" she said prior to the movie airing. Clearly, she was wrong.
The movie has been highly criticized over the horrible casting, the depiction of Aaliyah's relationship with R. Kelly and the lack of details regarding her traumatic death.
One viewer wrote on Twitter, "Rest in peace Aaliyah. I'm sorry Wendy Williams and Lifetime tried to ruin your legacy."
Timbaland has been very open with his negative feelings towards the movie, which he refers to as "bullshit." The rapper posted several tweets and Instagram posts making a mockery out of the film:
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Aaliyah's family did not condone the film nor did they provide Lifetime with rights to her music.