This Saturday night, Lifetime will debut the "highly-anticipated" Aaliyah biopic, "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B." As a teaser, Lifetime tweeted out a clip of Alexandra Shipp, the actress who's playing the late R&B star, performing "Got To Give It Up." Unfortunately, this two minute video leaves a lot to be desired.
First off, Shipp doesn't bring any sort of intensity to the role—and how absolutely boring does this performance look? Secondly, her voice doesn't resemble Aaliyah's at all. Twitter user @NFLBadwitch said it best:
They have 2001 Aaliyah performing a 1996 Aaliyah song with 2013 Aaliyah's stage presence and 2027 Aaliyah's voice. https://t.co/2PDUmVErqB— princey massaquoi. (@NFLBadwitch) November 13, 2014
We're really hoping this movie doesn't turn out to be as bad as it looks, but we're not holding our breath.