The Aaliyah saga continues and her cousin, Jomo Hankerson, he managed Blackground and said that he’d prefer if Zoe Saldana starred in a biopic about baby girl.
"I would love to get Zoe Saldana. I think she could pull off the acting part and she’s obviously gorgeous and beautiful"
In Jomo’s radio interview, he also explained his issue with Lifetime producing the film. We feel like [television's] really not the right platform.
"Aaliyah was a legend. She was a hugely influential artist on our culture… I think that she deserves the treatment of a ‘Walk The Line’ (about Johnny Cash) or a ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ (about Tina Turner). A big, major movie. …
"My one problem with what Lifetime is doing musically is that they’re actually having the young lady re-cut Aaliyah’s vocals. So to hear somebody else on top of that….I can’t imagine somebody signing “One In A Million” as if she’s Aaliyah. That’s unfathomable to me.
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