Timbaland Blasts Lifetime’s “Bullshit Aaliyah Movie”

On Saturday night, Lifetime aired Aaliyah: The Princess Of R&B, its furiously maligned biopic about the late R&B legend. The assembled masses of the internet spent the evening making fun of the movie, and one of the most vocal critics was Timbaland, the producer who worked with Aaliyah on some of the greatest pop songs of the late ’90s and early ’00s. Tim spent the evening, and the next day, making fun of the movie on Instagram, largely because of the idea that the guy who plays Timbaland should look like this:

Movie Timbo

It’s worth noting that the actors who played Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, R. Kelly, and Dame Dash also looked nothing like the actual people.

And so Tim posted meme after meme making fun of the movie. He also posted some deeply goofy videos of himself talking about it. Observe:

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A video posted by Timbo the King (@timbaland) on

A video posted by Timbo the King (@timbaland) on

Rich Juzwiak at Gawker and Clover Hope at Jezebel both posted some impressive takedowns of the movie, while Vulture has a collection of acerbic Twitter reactions.