Timbaland Speaks on Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie with Hot 97: 'I don’t even know if they raved over Michael Jackson the way they rave over Aaliyah' [Video]


Timbaland had a lot to say about Lifetime’s ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ on Instagram, but he didn’t stop there.

This morning he called in to Hot 97 radio station to share his feelings about the film with ‘Ebro in the Morning’.

“Every picture said everything that I would probably say in an interview,” said Timbaland. “I thought about it and I was like, ‘The more attention we give this thing, the better it is for them.’”

He didn’t quite understand how the movie even made it to air.

“It was like, ‘Wow! This is how ya’ll gone really do it? Ya’ll really gon’ put this out?’ I couldn’t believe it. I always thought it was a rumor. I thought it was a joke, but evidently it wasn’t. I don’t have no control. I’m just really hired help. We became close, we became a family, that don’t mean that I can control how they do things or their family can control how they do things.”

Timbaland didn’t rush to bash executive producer Wendy Williams, despite many blaming her for the movie’s shortcomings.

“I don’t wanna just diss this lady like that. I want to know the full details before I really, really go in. The only thing I know that I can go in is you showing a mockery on TV. And that’s what really bothered me.”

Through it all, he was humbled by the love & support shown by Aaliyah’s fans.

“That kind of brought me to tears to see my music and what I’ve put into all these years last this long and have that effect on people,” he said. “I don’t even know if they raved over Michael Jackson the way they rave over Aaliyah.”

Hold on now — slow your roll Timbo, we’re sure people rave over Michael Jackson waay more than the rave over Aaliyah — no shade.

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