Lifetime damn near broke the Twitter this weekend with its biopic on the late R&B princess Aaliyah, whose astonishing talent was cut short by a plane crash. Her fans are possibly the most loyal and loving people on the planet, so noodling around with her legacy was risky from the get-go. Alas, according to everyone but executive producer Wendy Williams, the end result was a wretched, steaming pile of shit whose most grievous sins appear to be that it casted attractive people instead of people who actually look like Missy Elliott and Timbaland, failed to find someone who looks and sounds even half as good as Aaliyah to play Aaliyah (I hereby nominate someone else to explain the reason for that to her fans) and that it referenced the creepy but true issue of her underage marriage to human pig R. Kelly. The tweets poured forth in a cascade of murderous umbrage and the end result was this: probably going to be the most-watched biopic ever. I know I can't wait to see it. I love me some good heckling!
Here, below, is a sample of the goosebump-inducing beauty that was snatched from us too soon.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The beach scenes in this video were shot hours before her tragic death in September 2001.