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Alexandra Shipp Becomes Aaliyah in New Lifetime Movie Trailer!

Alexandra Shipp Becomes Aaliyah in New Lifetime Movie Trailer!

The trailer for the upcoming Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is finally here!

Alexandra Shipp stars in the film as the late singer who tragically died in a plane crash back in 2001 when she was just 21. While we don’t get any footage from the film in the trailer, we see some of Aaliyah‘s signature dance moves and of course her fashion sense.

Pictured inside: Alexandra walking the red carpet at the 2014 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party with Emporio Armani on Friday night (September 26) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

FYI: Alexandra is wearing a BCBG romper, Zara shoes, an Erickson Beaman Rocks necklace, and bracelets, rings, and earrings by XIV Karats.

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  • shanice

    I am so watching this, Back and Forth. ;)

  • Tiara

    21? No Aaliyah was 22!!!!!

  • Amuck

    Aaliyah was 22 when she died…. And I thought Keshia Chante was a bad choice -_- oh God, this is even worse! She doesn’t look like Babygirl AT ALL. None of her features are similar. Ugh. They should have just hired me.

  • what in the hell

    They waited sooooo many years to finally take HER to play Aaliyah in a movie? SERIOUSLY?! There’s absolutely nothing “Aaliyah”-ish about her.. From the style to even charisma, nothing. As Aaliyah’s biggest fan, I’m quite disappointed. …’s just a Lifetime movie though…. Hopefully they’ll make a bigger movie with someone better later!

  • Jeez

    They should have left it rest, really. I remember that Aaliyah’s brother was always against a movie (or anything for that matter) about his sister. He was right. This is crap. Aaliyah is a legend to many by herself. She doesn’t need that. They shouldn’t even try.

  • Jenna

    Alexandra shipp looks nothing like Aaliyah and doesn’t have Aaliyahs swag. Neither does the girl B Simone who was chosen by Aaliyahs family to play Aaliyah . B Simone can’t dance. Her moves are stiff . That movie is going to be a hot mess if that girl plays Aaliyah. They need to replace B. simone with someone else. Aaliyah deserves better.