Ever since Lifetime received a tidal wave of criticism for their Aaliyah biopic, all eyes were on the network’s second biopic on the late and beloved pop icon Whitney Houston. The TV movie, simply titled ‘Whitney,’ finally premiered on Saturday (Jan. 17).

Twitter reactions to the movie were mixed as some felt that it was better than the Aaliyah biopic debacle.

Actress Yaya DaCosta was praised for looking almost exactly like the late singer and mimicking her mannerisms to a tee. As for the singing, R&B artist Deborah Cox, whose vocals were dubbed during the performances, was also commended.

But hundreds of fans didn’t like that fact that Bobby Brown’s story was also featured prominently in the movie. However, the film’s director, Angela Bassett, went on Twitter to explain that Whitney and Brown’s relationship impacted their lives greatly.

Overall, Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ fared better than the Aaliyah biopic. Check out fans reactions on Twitter below.

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