Recently, I was hit up by Music Producer/Songwriter/Vocalist, CherishMie, about a petition that she had created to be casted as Missy Elliot for the Aaliyah Biopic. I, personally, didn’t know what to think of it at first, until I checked it out and noticed an uncanny resemblance to Missy Elliot. Last time I saw CherishMie, she was actually chilling on stage during Missy’s performance at a festival in Virginia Beach, VA called ShaggFest. So with that being said, I was thinking… “Why would it be so difficult to cast Cherish for the part, especially due to affiliation.” You’d assume Missy would have a say in who would represent her, especially on tv, film, etc. In return, I signed the petition to show support. Then, I took to my social media and inquired what the people felt about it, people were quite upset, just as BET and VIBE has portrayed in recent stories.
(Below: CherishMie’s Godfather, Teddy Riley, showed his support by reposting her photo dressed as Missy Elliot along with link to her petition on Instagram)
(Below: Producer Hannon Lane, who has a long history of working with Timbaland and Missy Elliot, chimed in on this topic on Facebook)
(Below: Timbaland’s brother, Sebastian, had some say in the whole ordeal on Instagram)
(Below: CherishMie, posing and dressed, as Missy Elliot)
(Below: Video of CherishMie portraying Missy in numerous looks.)
(Below: Sebastian’s music video for song, Wobbley)
Note: CherishMie’s the background vocalist on Wobbley, and also, in the beginning dorm room scene.
Link to the Petition: chn.ge/1sQZRfW
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