Rock The Boat: Aaliyah Relationship With R. Kelly To Be ‘Explored’ In Upcoming Biopic

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The upcoming Lifetime biopic of the late R&B singer Aaliyah has already found itself with its fair share of controversy. Now, it has been revealed that her relationship with that pending friend request you’ve being ignoring for months will be showcased in the made for television flick.

“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,” executive producer Debra Martin Chase told the New York Post. ”Above all else, it’s our hope to inspire an entirely new generation with her music and larger-than-life talent.”

The two singers were allegedly – and illegally – married in 1994, when Aaliyah was just 15 and Kelly was 27. Aaliyah, who died in a 2001 plane crash at age 22, denied the secret ceremony throughout her life – though a marriage certificate later appeared, with her age falsely listed as 18. (Her parents later reportedly annulled the marriage.) | Rolling Stone