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Aaliyah’s personal and professional relationship with R. Kelly will be explored with care in the film as we set out to depict her life with the utmost respect. Above all else, it’s our hope to inspire an entirely new generation with her music and larger-than-life talent.” The above words come from Executive producer Debra Martin Chase, speaking to the New York Post in a piece published yesterday. This comes on the heels of the June 16th announcement that recording artist Zendaya will portray Aaliyah in the Lifetime Original Movie about the life of the actress and R&B sensation who, at the height of her stardom, tragically died in a plane crash. The next obvious question is: who will play R. Kelly? Chime in with your thoughts in the comment section below. The two singers were allegedly married in 1994, when Aaliyah would've been only 15 years old to R. Kelly »


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