Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Solange Tapped to Play Aaliyah?


For years there has been talk of an Aaliyah bio-pic with all kinds of names being batted around for the starring role.

Has Beyonce's little sister snagged the coveted part..?

According to Illseed at All Hip Hop Solange was awarded the role earlier this week.

The unnamed project is rumored to be helmed by the same people who brought you "Think Like A Man."

106 comments:

Anonymous said...

*blank stare* *blinks* *repeats*

Anonymous said...

She does look like her when she has long hair

Anonymous said...

They might as well use Orlando Jones in drag.... At least he's an actor

Anonymous said...

Are they serious???

Anonymous said...

They just gon keep forcing this chick on people

Bee Gee said...

Hellno

Anonymous said...

That pic of Solange must either be a wax statue or from wayyyy back in the day. The Solange i know looks like that dude from milli vanilli

Anonymous said...

I guess the new trend is to get manly looking women to play the roles of deceased women who were actually pretty. First Lil Mama now this. SMH. I guess they'll find girly guys for the roles of strong men too.

Anonymous said...

Oh for the love of God..........

Anonymous said...

They just JACKED up the WHOLE movie.....Solange is not an actress....One project with Aaliyah's name on it that I will pass on...

Anonymous said...

Damn, ya'll are fucking cold. At least Solange looks like her and cold match her vocal range. Shit, keep your Beyonce hate from blinding you, please.

Anonymous said...

flop...Aaliyah was a sexy, lithe woman. i can just imagine Solange clomping and stomping around on stage. graceful this chick is not.

Anonymous said...

Oh hell no.

LA. down south said...

Solange favors Aaliyah ...In this pic . You guys are just Hatin on her . Solange can sing to .....She just will have too , have a great acting coach.

The Real Fedup said...

Hell no she better not play Aaliyah's role!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Solo is beautiful to me. I think more pretty than Bey sometimes because she tend to look more natural. However, I am happy for my best friend Solo. She's my best friend in my head.

Anonymous said...

these folk with money in charge of stuff in the industry don't have a clue. somewhere in the quest for the bottom line: MAKE THAT MONEY, they can't see anything else that even remotely looks like it makes sense.

I said it before: this world makes dollars and makes absolutely no sense . . . ugh. being force fed celebrities and so-called artists won't work for me. ugh. these people have marginal talent and have no business making decisions like they do. they are all bad.

nahhh! nobody gonna be checking for solange as aaliyah. matter of fact, I don't want these celebrities doing anything for me except to go away and enjoy their riches and let the real talent come through.

enough is enough. stop the world I wanna get off!

Anonymous said...

This just goes to show nothing's based on merit anymore. The casting of black roles in movies or biopics like this has become so stale because the selection process is always drawn from the same old, moribund pool of a select few black names already floating within the industry, regardless of their credentials as an actor. Solange is really only famous through association. The likes of Terrence Howard seems to always be the go-to man when ever a black male role needs to be filled even though he's a pretty weak actor.

Anonymous said...

as if think like a man was all that. thirsty will ride any wagon leaving. if you are honest, these movies and tv shows really are not that good. they just got a whole lotta so called celebrities in the mix and because they are so many, folk think there is quality there. I haven't seen that much quality coming from the black community in the way of entertainment these last 20 years . . . nothing epic or classic about the industry, which is why the industry keeps going back and remaking movies and covering songs.

No great movies. No great songs. Just folk making a whole lotta money for a whole lotta nothing. and because we have never had it, we flock to it, which would give the appearance that it's all that, bur not so much.

justkeepingitrealllll.

PKNY said...

Would it be funny if this role ends up being a breakout for Solange?! Jamie Foxx RAY, Jennifer Hudson's Dreamgirls or Monique's Precious?! Like what if Solange actually does a great job and get mainstream acting recognition. Oscars, Golden Globes and shit LMAO Beyonce would die.

Anonymous said...

NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't believe it and I really hope not.
And to the people that say they look alike - cut it out, no they don't.
And I like Solo, I think she's a beauty but no Aaliyah comparisons please.

Anonymous said...

I would say give her a chance before condemning that she can't act. Doing Aaliyah is going to be difficult as for anyone who tries to do Whitney. Never the less I hope she does go on to do well.
You never know someone's true ability until you can see, hear and watch what they can do.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell couldn't they have gotten a lesser known actress to play Aaliyah? Somebody with talent that nobody really knows, even someone from the UK. Tired of hollywood putting these odd ass people in roles they are not meant for. Solange is known for 1 thing, being beyawnce's sister. THAT's IT! don't like her music at all and what acting roles has she done??? makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

@11:52am PREACH!!!!'

Anonymous said...

Damn! Ya'll are all kind of negative. If you don't want to see Solo, don't watch the movie. Aint nobody forces ya'll negative a**es to watch anything. Solo gonna make her money with or without you!

Anonymous said...

Eww, horesface does not have the Angels swag for karoke let alone a biopic? Oh hellsnaw..

Anonymous said...

I knew Hollywood was gonna do this shit. I said it right after I heard the TLC biopic movie. Now they gonna fuck it up by putting Solange in Aaliyah's character? People will boycott this shit. Aaliyah's fans ain't gonna go for this shit. Casting Light-brights to play brown skin/dark skinned women SMH

yeahboi said...

In the next 4 years somebody gonna be playing the role of Beyonce's life People are running out of ideas (rolling my eyes)

Anonymous said...

I love Aaliyah!! I love the shit out of her, but I can't support this movie until I hear real people (not critics or experts) say it was a good movie and she did a good job. I don't know Solange to be an actress, so I can only assume she was chosen for this role because of her sister.

Do any of you REALLY think she was selected because of her acting or singing talent?? Fuck the fact that she looks like her (which is BULLSHIT, BTW). Just because she's light-skinned with long hair, she favors Aaliyah??!! GTFOHWTS!!!!!

Does she even have any work that we can look at to see how she is as an actress??

This ain't doing shit but fucking up Aaliyah's memory and legacy.

If this is true and Solange gets the part, I pray to God it's her shining moment and she does a good job. If she ruins this, she ruins herself so she better be damn sure she can pull it off.

This Fuckery Shit!!!!

Anonymous said...

Aaliyah is so fine to me.....even with the lazy eye thing going on?? I miss that face, girl!!!

I'd kill myself just to get to see that face again, but that would be some psycho stan shit. 100% 5150!!

Anonymous said...

can solange even act?

Anonymous said...

SOLANG AS AaLIYAH?
THATS A DAM SHAME.

Anonymous said...

SOLANGE LOOKS LIKE A DUCK COMPARED TO AaLIYAH

Anonymous said...

I WON'T WATCH IT OR PAY TO SEE IT

Anonymous said...

HERE GO THE THIEVING ASS KNOWLES AGAIN!!!

Anonymous said...

12:18 Bitch shut up and stop posting. Get off of Bey and solo pussy. Solo is not all that beautiful. Aaliyah has a pretty remembered face. As for Solo she is getting this role because of her weave wearing pussy popping for a decade straight sister.

TheFuckingEnd

Anonymous said...

REALLY!! Um, Aaliyah was not the best singer nor actress...give it a rest. You all are acting like that cuz she passed away. Solonge is going to do good in her role. I mean really!! Aaliyah was a good dancer at best.

Anonymous said...

Solo played head cheerleader in Bring it On...I don't know which one. Google it if you're interested. She may have done aome other projects too, but I can't remember.

Anonymous said...

@1:09

Didn't nobody say Aaliyah was all that!!!! That still don't mean her fans want to see wack ass Solonge playing her in a movie!!!

I wouldn't give a fuck if Aaliyah was still alive....I still wouldn't want Solonge playing her!!!

While you're such a fan of Solonge...can you shed some light on what she's done to be deserving of this role over other true actors??

Anonymous said...

@1:13pm

Straight to DVD movies don't count as far as acting credits go!!!

Bring it On fell off after the one starring Kirsten Dunst. It starred Kirsten Dunst....not D-Wade's beard!!!

Anonymous said...

Solange is just not cool enough. We will have to wait and see though.....

Anonymous said...

Oh dear fucking God...NO! This is treason! Can we PLEASE just get rid of Beyonce and her sister? Damn!

Anonymous said...

What the hell happen to Keisha Chante? She had be given the role of Aaliyah years ago. She looks like Aaliyah clone and sings just like her. She even did an Aaliyah inspired photoshoot and nail it. I smell a rat and camel.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:18...u didn't have to come for Gabby tho...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure she will do well, she just might be a good actress.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:58

Yeah that was low of me. I ain't sorry, but that was low. LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh hell no! Solange is a horrible choice if this rumor is true, and I doubt that it is. Aaliyah's family already said last year that there will be no biopic. They were on board before, but I think they don't want to touch the topic of Aaliyah having a sexual relationship with R. Kelly which is understandable. And secondly, Aaliyah's fans would not see this crap if it happens, because they shut Beyonce down when she wanted to remake One In A Million years ago, so they will definitely shut this shit down.

@1:29PM I was thinking the same thing. Keisha Chante was already chosen to play Aaliyah before Aaliyah's family changed their minds. She was at the BET Awards making some announcement but I forgot what was about.

Anonymous said...

MOTHER OF 2 SAYS:

@11:53 - I hope so! Solange works hard and doesnt try to live in her sister's shadow. She honestly tries to do her own thing...
@12:42 - uhhhhhh Aaliyah wasnt that dark, Solange can pull that off
@1:09 - I AGREE! I loved Aaliyah but she wasnt that great of a singer and she just started acting before her death...

and finally maybe nobody wants the role...or the family approved of Solo taking the role...damn the negativity in here is lethal!

Anonymous said...

@ 1:29: Aaliyah's brother Rashad said Keshia Lied and that there will never be an Aaliyah Movie because no one could play his sister ever. He said this years ago. So a Hope for an Aaliyah Movie Vanished for me. I mean Aaliyah's Family can't stop a movie from being made but The original movie that would involve her Family and Missy and Tim is not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

This has got to be a joke! It is April Fools again already?

Anonymous said...

Lmao @ muthafuckas saying Keshia Chante lookS like Aaliyah. Ya'll tripping and letting the long hair she got fool ya'll. Lolita Price from YouTube is Aaliyah's Twin. Don't believe go on YouTube and look her up. She won ever Aaliyah Look a like contest and photo shoot spread depicting Aaliyah. She would Make Aaliyah's mother breakdown if she saw that girl.

Anonymous said...

the truth hurts. yes the comments are negative.
the crap the entertainment industry is tryna sell us intelligent, thinking folk:

NOW THATTT'S A NEGATIVE.

I'm so glad I have great entertainment I grew up on I can go back to because there's nothing entertaining coming out of the industry these days.

egos do not entertain me and that's all that permeates the industry on wax, on the runway, and in film: E G Os

which is why they have to try so hard to drum up new ways to make money because there's marginal talent there, at best, but some huggggeeee ego.

Anonymous said...

WTF Is Solange playing? Aaliyah AFTER the plane crash? Not. Here. For. It.

Lauren London looks similar to Aaliyah.

Anonymous said...

@2:23 tell it like it is! This garbage now is a disgrace! Take me back to the old school: Stephanie Mills, Jeffrey Osborne, Evelyn Champagne King,and other real singers! The only group I remember that got away with awful singing back in the day was Vanity 6 ! LOL!

Anonymous said...

All this Shit y'all talking but with no suggestions? Come on .... who y'all want to see play her?

Anonymous said...

Lauren London can't act! Have yall watched her on the game ?!?!?

Anonymous said...

@2:35 SOLANGE can't act either. Have you seen her on Bring It On? Chile...

Anonymous said...

Solange is a dead ringer to play a young Diana Ross in the Florance Ballard story. She looks just like Diana with those pop eyes and that small frame.

Anonymous said...

Solange will get this I bet and it will be because of Beyonce. I am tired of both. I wish they all go on a long vacation. Bey and Jay is highly over rated and paid and Solange no comments.

Anonymous said...

Will they let this broad rest in peace, dang. Her time has passed...

Anonymous said...

3:17 you a dumb bitch. Use correct terms. You tired ass whore.

Anonymous said...

@2:19, all that name calling is really uncalled for. I had never heard of lolita price until you said something. You don't have to be rude to other people to get your point across; however, I did google ms. price and she definitely is a dead ringer for Aaliyah. The point that I was making early is Solange has no business trying to play Aaliyah, but you know her family(j&b) will do anything(lie, cheat, steal, open the gates of hell) to serve their own ends. The devil is a lie.

clitflea said...

The only problem I have with this is Solange is UGLY af compared to Aliyah. Body wise yes, Talent-wise maybe, but lookswise HELL NO.

Anonymous said...

3:55 PREACH GIRL!!!

Anonymous said...

"However, I am happy for my best friend Solo. She's my best friend in my head."
11:47 AM
=================^^^^ This is THEE main reason why people hate STANS. Crazy MoFo, get some help!

Anonymous said...

This is some of Jayz's shit, was Aaliyah bi polar too?

Anonymous said...

No better time then to introduce fresh new talent to the world. Everyone else is stale, over exposed, and played out!

Delited said...

So,let me get this right. She's going to play a woman who used to get it in with her Sis's hubby? Will that be a part of bio-pic as well? Can this gal even act? Weird......she doesn't even resemble A one bit. Not wishing this shit good luck. Sounds like a disaster.

Anonymous said...

LOL@BeeGee

@PKNY- ty, you brought back a really good experience when I saw Ray Charles perform way back when. Talk about true talent.

Solange as Aaliyah? Straight to DVD.

Anonymous said...

KEISHA CHANTE is the perfect fit to play Aaliyah a phenom singer and has to "Aaliyah " look....and by look I mean poise and class just the right aura. Solange just doesn't do it the body frame is wrong (skin and bones, knobby knees) she is going to have to get one hell of weave and a bunch of makeup to pull it off and some serious voice traing to lose that twang in her accent

Anonymous said...

What happened to Keisha Chante? I thought she was one named to play Aaliyah?

Anonymous said...

Does Aaliyah NEED A MOVIE??????

I liked her but I have ZERO interest in her life story. So what if she struggled to get a record deal, who the f*ck hasn't, that's damn near every artist story and I don't even think she struggled for a record deal. So what she slept with older industry men. Aaliyah's life does not need a movie, I'm not sure Biggie's life needed a movie either.

The Five Heartbeats needed a movie because they went through some sh*t that gave valuable insight to the music industry, crackheads and racist cops, Tina Turner and Micheal Jackson were valuable insight. Did Prince or Eminem need a movie, I don't know but that sh*t was AWESOME. I feel like if it's a movie just for the purpose of profit off a celebs name then f*ck that. But if there's actually a story of struggle and perseverance and notable career achievement that inspires or uplifts the audience then tell that story. But if it's just a writer milking a celebs name for profit by making a movie based off not that deep or that serious sh*t that everybody already knows, then BYE. Make a 30 minute documentary and sit down.

Anonymous said...

Solo did a couple of movies. one with Cedrick, Steven Harvey, Vanessa Williams and Bow Wow, it was some real bullshit and she was in one of those Bring it on movies about cheerleaders, another crockk of shit. But never in a movie worth paying to see.

Anonymous said...

I kind of agree 7:42. no shade but why are they doing this again? I'll watch it if it's good tho

Anonymous said...

BIL's money and hands all over this!!! Disrespectful

Honey Bun said...

Aaiyah is too special to be played by anyone especially by this bi foot heffa

Solange is the bull to Aaliyah's unicorn

Honey Bun said...

^ big

LA. DOWN SOUTH said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1ms8cdR1ew

Miss Aaliyah

LA . down south said...

If you get this role don't blow it ....This is your opportunity to show ...you are a real actress ......Like Diana Ross ..'Lady Sings The Blues " Don't blow it......... Solange.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj-lvnTsQS8

LUV THIS SONG!

Anonymous said...

6:40 Dying fucking laughing

Anonymous said...

SOLANGE LOOKS LIKE AaLIYAH'S UGLY DUCKLING!!!!

Anonymous said...

@6:40PM YOU ARE RIGHT
AALIYAH WAS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH DAME DASH
AND
JAY Z
BUT SHE CHOSE DAME OVER JAY Z
THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW WHILE RUSHING HOME ON A FLIGHT TO BE WITH DAME
THE PLANE CRASHES AND BURNS
BEYONCE KNOWS VERY WELL THAT JAY Z LOVE AALIYAH
AND THAT SHE WOULD NOT BE WHO SHE IS TODAY IF
AALIYAH WHERE STILL ALIVE
SO NOW WE GET TO SEE THE STORY OF AALIYAH PLAYED
BY BEYONCE'S SISTER SOLANGE
SO EVEN THOUGH THE STORY WILL BE ABOUT AALIYAH
WE WILL STILL BE LOOKING AT BEYONCE
WOW THE FAME WHORE HAS DONE IT AGAIN

Anonymous said...

Because of the conflict of interest Beyonce can't play Aaliyah and clearly there is no resemblance But I do think Beyonce is jealous of the memory of Aaliyah and the mark she left on Jay Z

ThatBKChick said...

Ain't gonna happen...just ain't. This is a bad rumor and if it does, I am sure it will be hell in the streets and it will be a major flop, unless it's a VH1 made for t.v. show, then I say ok. I thought Drake's ex-girlfriend Keisha Chante from Canada. She's the Canadian Pop Princess, who was the front runner up until last year, she looks like her, sings like her, dances like her and in fact, she model her sound and persona from Aaliyah since she was a little girl. It's only right that she has the role...PHUCK SOLANGE!

http://hellobeautiful.com/tag/keshia-chante/

I just can't today....If they give Solange this part, I will sick as hell!!!

Anonymous said...

Omfgoodness!! I never knew Jay and Aaliyah dated but I still realize the awkwardness about Bey when Aaliyah is mentioned and that time Bey was on the red carpet interviewing Aaliyah. I just thought Bey was shy at those times but now I guess I see.

orchidjones said...

Solange's Filmography (don't include the hosting or as self-gigs)

2001-Intimate Portrait-Herself
2002-The Proud Family-Chanel
-Taina Rachel
-Taff-Herself
2003-Soul Train-Herself
-The 30th Annual American Music Awards-Herself
-The Today Show-Herself
-The Brothers Garcia-Herself
2004-One On One-Charlotte
-Johnson Family Vacation-Nikki Johnson
2005-Listen Up!-Erika
2006-Bring It On: All or Nothing-Camille
2008-Ghost Whisperer-Singer
2008-Lincoln Heights-Herself
2010-Yo Gabba Gabba-Herself

Hip Hop(e) Writer

orchidjones said...

Now my personal opinion, Solange looks more like Mya than Aaliyah in the picture with the hair. Many moons ago, I know they were in the works of asking Rosario D to play her. Thing is, no one needs to know how act more or less, you just need to sing or dance. What happened to Danielle Polanco as a choice?

Usher had a slew of unknown Aaliyah look a-likes in his video, 'You don't have to call', and that chick in Friday 3 that came with Pinky to the rent party...so I know there are a lot of available women that can be up to grabs for it. it is what auditions are for.

...but to pick Solange goes to show you how far money can go. Does not mean it will buy her a believable or successful role. I am not hating either because I just so happened to like her.

Hip Hop(e) Writer

Anonymous said...

IF this movie even gets made, it won't have any substance to it. They won't touch R Kelly relationship/marriage, and they are not going to talk about Aaliyah dumping Jay Z for Dame Dash.

Like somebody said earlier, there is nothing really compelling about Aaliyah's life and career, outside of those two scandals. She wasn't some poor kid from the projects or homeless on the streets who made it big. Aaliyah was a middle class niece of a music producer who was groomed for an entertainment career.

Now, if Jay Z is producing it, then you know it will make Dame look bad, and will have some sort of link to Beyonce. They'll have some ghostwriter create an original song and put Beyonce's name on it, or some bogus bullshit like that.

And Solange cannot act. Aaliyah died young (at 22). Solange is too old to pull off playing a teenager.

Anonymous said...

@1:33LMAO I do not think shes too old because older people play younger roles all the time. To be real Solo just cannot act nor can her sister Beyonce.

Anonymous said...

They need to leave it alone... Rip baby girl

Anonymous said...

The movie "Death of a Dynasty" may have been a comedy but the story was real Dame Dash and Jay Z fell out over Aaliyah she was involved with both of them.
If a story about Aaliyah's life is done it should tell it all. I think Aaliyah's story would be very interesting if it tells the truth. Her relationship/marriage to R Kelly at such a tender young age and etc
Why do you think Jay Z was hating on R Kelly back in the day? He was having a jealous fit over R Kelly's past relationship with Aaliyah
Aaliyah may have had innocent girl looks but she was a true Seductress but very slick and classy with it. Only a real actress can play Aaliyah
The story gets deeper and deeper but if the truth is told Aaliyah's true story will make millions.

AND HELL NO SOLANGE CAN'T PLAY AALIYAH
HAS SOMEBODY LOST THEIR DAM MIND!!!!
WHO THOUGHT OF THIS TWISTED SHIT?
LET ME GUESS........

Anonymous said...


WOW! A bunch of no account anal mouths haten...... Who cashing in?????? SMH @ SAP

Anonymous said...

If she acts anything like her sister this is going to be a horrible movie. Why not find an actress that can act & be made to resemble Aaliyah. Solange should open a daycare center or something, I heard she likes kids.

Anonymous said...

Let's give her a shot and see if she pulls it off. I expect bullshit, but wouldn't mind being pleasantly surprised.

Anonymous said...

I completely forgot about Jay Z's beef with R Kelly! That was a mess. Jay Z trying to throw shade at R Kelly after he left the tour.

Two pedos being scandalous!

Anonymous said...

Sacrilege! Solange will be horrible.

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Anonymous said...

they should use someone from the streets and not someone with so much money !

Anonymous said...

The Solange you know ? Uh people kill me U DONT KNOW HER. The same way the demonic HATING Nelson Mandela died In the 80s for Morgan FREEMAN to pretend he's him meeting with people he would never meet with ( Mandela ) like Beyonce and Obama. The thing is Aaliyah role as a pop star was up. All these people ageless soulless zombies FOR NOW her new role can be Solo. I.just have to research first. Theirs race make up silicone and contour make up none of them is what you think. Thinking back the pics of Beyonce and Aaliyah is the happiest bee been in a pic with a fe male like their sisters or something. Pay Attention and they all Capricorns who just switch birthdays to

Anonymous said...

Oh they all Vampires after melanin. Easier than slavery just pretend you one of them while destroying

Anonymous said...

Solange cant play a teenager thats a liyah business cause she dont even believe in age. Lmao Americans so dumb worry about your own family that deep when you making up petitions. Free your frozen mind.. And make SENSE shit. Its like yall dont even know who yall fussing about

jazzlynsworld said...

ALL the people mentioned are too old. How about a fresh new face…. Thats what Aaliyah was… a fresh face. Naming these thirty something women to play a 23 year old is just creepy. They will be playing her when she was 15….. weird.

Anonymous said...

instead of them using a celebrity all the time they should go on insta or fb and find someone on there that look exactly like her, i seen a couple girls on media sites that look like aaliyah

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