"It was like being able to be with your homeboy and your girl at the same time. We just generally had a lot of fun together." Dash said that although they were not formally engaged, he and Aaliyah had planned on getting married. As soon as she had time, we were getting married like after 'The Matrix,' " he said."She was the one she was definitely the one for me.
A film about a famous pop star needs more than just the covers she did of other people's famous songs to survive. The introduction to Aaliyah's hearty repertoire of favorite songs to cover live and on record happens in the first scene, where we're introduced to the actual baby version of Baby Girl (her nickname) as a 10-year-old on performing "My Funny Valentine." It's a taste of what's in store — all the film offers is an Aaliyah Covers 101 course, thanks to an embargo on Aaliyah's original music placed by her family.
Talk show host Wendy Williams, who is the movie's executive producer, has said that it was important to portray the scandalous relationship in the film.
Williams recalled telling Lifetime they had to “get this Aaliyah movie right.” "I was very popular on the radio for Aaliyah’s rise and untimely death.
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The "marriage" lasted for about seven months, and was annuled by her parents in February 1995. In a blog post, De Rogatis, who has covered Kelly's career extensively, writes that fans “deserve better than the sanitized, soft-pedaled version of her disturbing sexual relationship with Chicago producer R.