Aaliyah Haughton

Aaliyah Haughton67 posts

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, a singer and actress, was born in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, she competed on Star Search at age 11 and performed with Gladys Knight, the former wife of her uncle and manager, Barry Hankerson, at a five-night stand in Las Vegas. She signed a contract with Jive Records at the age of 12 and came to popular acclaim in 1994. On her way home from a music video shoot in 2001, a plane crash killed Aaliyah and eight members of her film crew. She was 22 years old.

14 Nov, 2014
0

Producers defend biopic

Makes Statement

Executive producers Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and author Christopher Farley disclose that their aim is to create a very tasteful tribute to Aaliyah. Farley:

We’re trying to honor this woman and tell this story of this journey and her overcoming obstacles. We felt we had enough of the music to still make a terrific film, and we’re excited to tell the story we were telling.

0

Producers defend marriage scene

Makes Statement

Lifetime’s Aaliyah: Princess of R&B biopic executive producers Chase and Farley defend their choice to include the controversial marriage between R.Kelly and Aaliyah. They argue that Kelly was a part of Aaliyah’s life and an important influence. Chase:

The evidence is there that they were married, we tried to keep it very tasteful and respectful in our portrayal. Biopics are hard people have an opinion and social media allows them to voice that opinion. But at the end of the day, our goal was to make the best movie possible.

Aaliyah: Aaliyah’s Parents Learn About The Marriage

Do you love news? Help us add and summarize the world's news. Find out more