After the 20 year old beauty wowed L.A. while performing in the BET Experience on Saturday, June 28, everyone could see she resembled a certain late R&B princess.
Atlanta native, Erika Perry took the stage at the BET Experience along with her 2 sisters, in their group, Amor Kismet. The group has quite the local and social media following, racking up over 21K in followers on Instagram. But the true Cinderella story lies with Perry. All we know about this girl is that she’s beautiful, talented, and she shares a striking similarity to Aaliyah.
And it seems that she was ‘discovered’ just in time because only days age did initial actress to play the role of Aaliyah, disney channel star, Zendaya Coleman give up her role as the R&B singer after much controversy surrounded the announcement in mid June. The creators of Lifetime’s Original Move, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B saw Perry’s performance Saturday and immediately knew who would replace Coleman. The execs over at Lifetime immediately set up meetings with Perry to get her on board, and we strongly doubt the hopeful rising star said “No.”
There is currently no word on whether the details of Perry’s deal with Lifetime has been completed but fans should be pleased with the new choice. In a Biopic, the star playing the person in question should, if nothing less than share a strong physical appearance with that person. Fans were in an uproar because of the choice for Zendaya Coleman reportedly because of her physical appearance. Yes she is both beautiful and extremely talented like the late singer, but she lacked that 90s youthful rhythm that Aaliyah accomplished.
Check it out Erika Perry’s talents for yourself as she is out front in this performance with her group, Amor Kismet: