Love it or hate it, Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic has successfully grabbed the attention of audiences across the nation. According to Deadline.com, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B drew over 3.2million viewers on the night it premiered.
While the Internet has been buzzing with disdain for the unauthorized biopic, executive producer Wendy Williams has stood by the project and is proud of its success.
“I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend,” she said on her talk show this morning. “Everybody’s got an opinion. Whether you loved it or hated it, you watched it. It was the second highest rated movie on cable this year.”
Radio host Charlamagne Tha God, who used to work with Williams during her radio days, doesn’t think there’s anything to be proud of. On his radio show this morning, he expressed his disappointment in the biopic in a way only he could.
“The Aaliyah movie was dead serious. I felt like I was being catfished and they were going to play the real movie around 11. But no. That was it,” he said on his morning show. “Someone needs to get stabbed in the head and choked out with a dog chain.”
He was particularly infuriated with his former radio co-host for signing off on the movie.
“The streets want to know: Why would Wendy attach herself to this wack a– movie especially when the family and all of Aaliyah’s real team was against it?” Charlamagne asked. “Out of all the producers of this film, we’d expect Wendy Williams to stand up and say ‘This is some BS’ but clearly nothing was said because this garbage was still released to the general public.”
“I believe everyone involved in the making of this film should be suspended from filmmaking indefinitely,” he went on to say. “You clearly didn’t even care about the legacy of Aaliyah and it shows because y’all didn’t even care enough to make a good film.”