I love me a good biopic. I think most people do. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to get a behind the scenes look at their favorite celeb’s MESS? The last time Black America got the opportunity to enjoy a well put together biopic, it came courtesy of a highly unlikely source-BET. There’s no debating that the New Edition biopic was AMAZING, hitting the mark with the script, cast, styling-the whole nine. So it got me thinking-there are a couple of celebs who deserve a biopic in the very near future. Just as long as Lifetime doesn’t have anything to do with it, these stories have HUGE potential to go down as classics!
1. No Limit Records
Percy “Master P” Miller is a genius, and I’m not sure he’s ever gotten the credit he deserves. From selling mixtapes out of the trunk of his car, to Forbes magazine estimating his net worth at nearly $350 million, you can bet your bottom dollar that THIS biopic will make you say UUUUUHHHHH!
2. Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin is not only the Queen of Soul, but she is also the Queen of SHADE. It’s no secret that Ms. Aretha can shade a b*tch in her sleep while singing the National Anthem. From the child of a minister, to a mother by the age of 14, something tells me Aretha’s story NEEDS to be told. To be honest, I’d pay good money to watch a two hour movie based solely on the longstanding feud between Aretha and Ms. Patti!
From hitting Steve Stoute in the head with a champagne bottle, to being arrested for the murder of Tupac Shakur, Diddy has lived a life that definitely belongs on a movie screen. This guy is such an icon that he’s changed his name from Puff Daddy, to Puff, to Puffy, to Sean Combs, to P. Diddy, to Sean P. Diddy Combs…and we LET him. Puffy’s incredible work ethic took him from a disgraced intern at Uptown Records, to one of the biggest moguls in several industries. And we just gotta know- Does Mo’ Money REALLY mean Mo’ problems?
4. Katt Williams
Looking at these consecutive mugshots, you have to wonder if the jokes were Katt’s way of masking some sort of deep seated pain. The comedian talked a lot about smoking weed in his stand up, but I’m not sure if weed is to blame for Katt’s irrational and often dangerous behavior over the years. Katt was at the height of his career back in 2006, and now, almost a decade later, he’s nowhere to be found. Like many comedians, it’s possible that Williams was battling demons that none of us knew about until it was far too late.
5. Britney Spears
Britney Spears is a living legend. She started out as a child star, had a mental breakdown at the tender age of 25, survived walking in gas station bathrooms with her bare feet, and is alive to tell the story. From blonde to bald. We need to know what happened!
6. Cash Money Records
Cash Money Records was founded by Bryan “Birdman” Williams back in 1991. Cash Money stayed pretty local during its startup phase, with most of us outside of New Orleans never having heard their names. We didn’t really realize just how influential the label would be until about 1999. Around that time, Cash Money took off, and never looked back. Merriam Webster even added the word “bling” to the dictionary thanks to these guys. But soon, fights over money, record deals and lawsuits contributed to the breakdown of what started out as a very close knit group. To this day, Birdman and front runner Lil Wayne are involved in ongoing legal battles with no end in sight. With Wayne in and out of the hospital for drug abuse, and allegations of Birdman taking advantage of artists (in more ways than one), the Cash Money Records biopic will definitely go down in history.
Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today…TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF PRINCE ROGERS NELSON. I don’t know about you, but I NEED to know the story of the man who made wearing ass-less pants cool. The man who lived his life as a Jehovah’s Whitness, while simultaneously being a stone cold freak. The man whose genius never failed us. The man who has his own color…Prince didn’t always have a whole lot to say, but I’m sure if walls could talk…the stories would be unbelievable.
8. Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child had fifty leven members over the years, but that never stopped their show. They kept singing, dancing, and growing more bootylicious as time went on. At one point, Destiny’s Child was the #1 girl group in the game, but of course, it was only a matter of time before things turned sour. DC always did a good job of keeping their business under wraps, but when the remaining three members of the group released the not so subtle single “Survivor,” we figured that things had gotten pretty bad. But we knew that even after all the sh*t hit the fan, Queen Bey would emerge from the rubble in a sequin leotard with her hair blowing in the wind. From break ups and lawsuits, to Matthew Knowles being kicked out of the group, a Destiny’s Child biopic would be epic, but we all know Beyonce would NEVER let it happen. Unfortunately, we’ll all die never knowing the truth.
What are some biopics YOU need to see? Add to my list!