Teddy Riley, Hannon Lane, and Timbaland’s brother, Sebastian, chime in on Aaliyah biopic’s casting choices

August 14, 2014 4

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)

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(Below:  Producer Hannon Lane, who has a long history of working with Timbaland and Missy Elliot, chimed in on this topic on Facebook)

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(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.

Your Thoughts????

Link to the Petition:  chn.ge/1sQZRfW

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  • Niki G.

    Maybe Sebastian wasn’t clear. Clearly he supports Chersh as an artist since she is on the track and opening scene to the video of his weak a$$ Wobbly performance (no disrespect to Miss Sheppard, she was just trying to break into the business). It could be that Sebastian didn’t support the movie itself (that’s why some people should have writers for their tweets). Or was he really throwing shade at Cherish b/c after doing the song and the video for him she didn’t get paid? #tellthewholetruth