Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic Trailer Features Iggy Azalea Soundtrack

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Aaliyah performs in Irvine, Florida in 1997. 

A new trailer for Lifetime's controversial Aaliyah biopic is here. As you can see below, this quick clip provides curious onlookers with a glimpse at cable TV's approximation of the late R&B icon set to the music of…Iggy Azalea?

While Lifetime almost certainly couldn’t license an actual Aaliyah song for the trailer -- much like Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix biopic, her family is blocking this movie at every opportunity -- it still seems odd to hear Azalea's "Goddess" over footage of Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah.

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But then again, Azalea has paid tribute to Aaliyah in the past -- her 2013 track "Backseat Trill Shit" sampled Aaliyah's "One In a Million." At the very least, Azalea's lyric "Bow down to a goddess" is fitting enough for the subject matter.

Watch it below and see if you think Zendaya made the right choice dropping out of this beleaguered biopic before production started.


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