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Drake/Lil Wayne Tour Highlights & Lifetime Casts Major Roles For Aaliyah Biopic – Tha Wire [VIDEO]

The Drake Vs Lil Wayne tour is underway, get the highlights & download the exclusive tour app.  Plus, Lifetime fills two major roles for their Aaliyah biopic.

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The Drake vs Lil Wayne tour is officially underway.  Things jumped off with a bang at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in New York Friday (Aug. 8).  Fans got their monies worth too, as the two rap superstars set the pace for the remainder of date on the road.  For starters, fans have an opportunity to dictate how they want the show go down, literallywith the DvsLW app.  For more details on how to use it and what it allows fans to do, listen to Tha Wire below.

As far as the Drizzy/Weezy rap battle everyone’s been talking about, MTV News reports a ‘Street Fighter’-inspired video set-up the battle and from there, the two rappers through shade at each other while performing their biggest hit songs.

Below is look at some of the biggest highlights from the tour’s first night.  There’s also some crazy video from the tour Insatgram courtesy of rapfix.  Finally, to catch the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour in your area, click here for the dates and times.

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As previously reported the drama surrounding the Lifetime biopic, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, was reaching a feverish pitch.  So much so, Disney star Zendaya Coleman backed out of the starring role, sighting too much confusion with Aaliyah’s family’s protests of the movie among other things.

As they say “the show must go on” so, Coleman was quickly replaced by Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp and now comes word Lifetime has cast the roles for longtime Aaliyah collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott.

Actress Chattrisse Dolabaille and actor Izaak Smith have some big shoes to fill, as they’ve landed two of the files most important.   TheBoomBox reports Dolabaille’s never had a lead in a film, while Smith has had more experience starring in flicks Mirror Mirror and So You Think You Can Dance?

Other major roles cast for the upcoming movie include the parts of her parents, former boyfriend Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash, her uncle Barry Hankerson and her brother Rashad.

In case you didn’t know the Aaliyah Lifetime movie is being executive produced by talk show diva Wendy Williams.

For more info on the Haughton families protests against the movie and when it’s set to premiere, listen to Tha Wire below.  Meanwhile peep what Wendy had to say about the movie, the drama surrounding it and more.

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