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It all started when Timbaland posted a photo on his Instagram account with the caption “Hope yall not watching this!!!!!!!!.” He was referring to Lifetime’s TV film “Aaliyah: Princess Of R&B,” but if you were watching social media Saturday, you already know this. Twitter and Instagram reacted in memes that Tim reposted, on his account, to express his disdain for the flick.

Timbaland produced Aaliyah’s second album “One In A Million,” so understandably, he was pissed with the production that seemed questionable from the start. Not to mention, he was secretly in love with her. Timb called into Hot 97 this morning, to open up about the movie and how he feels his emotions got the best of him.

“This is how ya’ll gon’ really do it? Ya’ll really going to put this out? I couldn’t believe it. I always thought it was a rumor,” he said.

Listen to it, below:

In related news, Wendy Williams, executive producer of the film, said this on her show today,

“I see my Aaliyah movie broke the internet this weekend. E’rybody got an opinion. Well I must tell you. Whether you loved or hate, you watched. It was the second highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far. Not just Lifetime. But all of cable! Thank you. And by the way, you Alexandra Shipp, did a terrific job as Aaliyah.”

Chile, boo.

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