Idol Inspiration: Meagan Good Talks 'Deception,' Compares Aaliyah To Princess Diana

Idol Inspiration: Meagan Good Talks ‘Deception,’ Compares Aaliyah To Princess Diana


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Meagan Good’s year is off to a stellar start! She snagged a lead role in the NBC drama Deception, and is relishing in life as a newlywed. Along with her costar Laz Alonso, she spoke to HipHopDX exclusively about her new show, as well as their previous films together, Stomp The Yard and Jumping The Broom. Meagan also reflected on fallen star turned icon, the late Aaliyah, and how her legacy has only gained momentum since her untimely passing in 2001.

Meagan has long shared her interest in starring as Aaliyah in a biopic, and from the interview it’s clear that her love and admiration runs deep:

“What I hold closest to my heart is the way that she carried herself,” she says. “To me, I feel like the way that she was perceived—especially by Black folks—is that she was our Princess Diana. She was so classy. There’s a way to be s*xy…without giving you all of that. I’m not judging anybody else. Even her at 22 [years old] got that. Me at 22 [years old], I was still trying to figure it out. Her at 22, she possessed that wisdom and she just got it.”

Laz also talked about Aaliyah’s “street but sweet” style, and how through her ladylike quality shined through her tomboy edge:

“When she was associated with Roc-A-Fella [Records] and Dame Dash, she was also heavily loved and revered by Ruff Ryders and DMX. But she still never lost that ladyness. She never lost that dainty womanliness about her. She didn’t have to be rough. She could throw on a ski cap but still have on a half-cut shirt and her stomach out and wearing Jordans and still be a lady. I think Aaliyah kind of wrote the book on how to be cool but still elegant and s*xy without throwing it all out there in a real ratchet and raunchy way,” he concludes. “I think girls could still learn from Aaliyah even now.”

To read the complete interview, head over to HipHopDX. Tune into Deception on Monday nights at 10pm on NBC.

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StyleBlazers, would you like to see Meagan Good play Aaliyah in a biopic?

-Jada Gomez-Lacayo

  • HisMrs02

    Love it…

  • SpareMe

    I think she would be great in an Aaliyah biopic! I would watch.

  • kisstheringfool

    Nonono as her as aaliyah i like her but not as aaliyah

  • jyoungin

    Comparing Aaliyah to Princess Diana. She is out of her mind. Princess Diana was a Humanitarian and a Humans Rights Activist, Aaliyah was a singer.

  • FemmeFatale

    Considering the fact that Megan is now ten years older than Aaliyah was when she passed, I think it’s safe to say that that ship has passed. Next!

    • FemmeFatale

      Meant to type “that ship has sailed”, not passed! Lol

      • Tammi

        These idiots! Lmao!

  • christmas808

    I miss Aaliyah

  • Shelby

    Her family said there isn’t going to be a biopic. So why are people still talking about this?
    R.I.P. Aaliyah <3