3 Reasons Playing Aaliyah Was 'Very Scary' for Biopic Star Alexandra Shipp

November 15, 2014 12:00 AM

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For Alexandra Shipp, tackling the role of the late R&B star Aaliyah was "very scary," the actress tells PEOPLE.

Family members were reportedly against the new biopic about the Detroit-raised singer. Shipp, who recently starred in MTV's Drumline: A New Beat, shrugs off the controversy.

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