Contrary to speculation that it would be omitted, Aaliyah's relationship with R. Kelly will be represented in the upcoming Lifetime bio-pic about the late singer. When the film was announced, numerous comments posted on Twitter wondered if Lifetime would address their secret and brief marriage, which took place when Aaliyah was 15 and Kelly, her record producer, was 27. (Her parents had it annulled six months later.)
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"Aaliyah’s personal and professional relationship with R. Kelly will be explored with care in the film as we set out to depict her life with the utmost respect," producer Debra Martin Chase tells the New York Daily News. She adds, "Above all else, it’s our hope to inspire an entirely new generation with her music and larger-than-life talent."
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