The movie has long been attacked for both its casting (Alexandra Shipp stars, following Zendaya's exit) and for going on without Aaliyah's family's approval. Which meant Shipp had to record her own versions of the late singer's hits. The movie was also accused of shying away from the controversy over her marriage to R.Kelly as a teenager.
When it aired last night, many fans tuned in out of morbid curiosity, and much to our own benefit, they took to social media to joke about Lifetime's next movies. Because, if the network could cast a skinny actress to play Missy Elliott, how about foregoing physical resemblance altogether?
Once the #LifetimeBeLike meme took off, the suggestions began to go from silly too, well, so silly that we'd actually like to see some of these movies. Lifetime's already working on a Whitney Houston biopic, but we're sure they need ideas for the next big thing. Ahead, take a look at 10 of our favorites.