Posted June 23, 2014 by Marie-D in Entertainment News

Lifetime Biopic Will Discuss Aaliyah’s Relationship With R. Kelly


The upcoming “Aaliyah” biopic is already stirring up more drama with the Haughton family and her fans.

Aaliyah’s relationship with R. Kelly will be covered in this Lifetime biopic on Aaliyah’s life. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the singer’s story will explore and focus on her illegal marriage and relationship with R. Kelly. The movie will also span her life from 10 to 22.


The 1990s diva — who was tragically killed in a 2001 plane crash when she was just 22 — was alleged to have secretly, illegally married her mentor Kelly in 1994 when she was 15 and he was 27.

Though the couple denied the union, a marriage certificate was eventually revealed that falsely listed Aaliyah’s age as 18.

The marriage was reportedly annulled by her parents. The movie, starring Disney star Zendaya and based on a biography by Christopher John Farley, will cover Aaliyah’s life from 10 years old to her death at 22.

Executive producer, Debra Martin Chase, told the publication:

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.”


Zendaya Coleman, slated to play Aaliyah will record four of her songs. The biopic is set to premiere this fall.