*Lifetime released its first video promo of “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B,” recently. And Alexandra Shipp is channeling the Queen of Urban Pop in the short clip.
The 16-second clip features Shipp dressed in Aaliyah‘s signature style of a crop top with baggy pants and she’s dancing like the late pop star.
He said Aaliyah deserves, “a-list actors (and) A-list talent that can breathe life into what we think is a phenomenal story.”
But the film’s executive producer (Williams) stuck up for the making of the TV film in favor of some big Hollywood production.
“In my opinion, TV trumps motion picture,” she said. “Lifetime will play the movie over and over. TV is the way to get your story told.”
“Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” airs on Saturday, Nov. 15 on Lifetime.
Watch the promo below: