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September 18th, 2012
Aaliyah meant a lot to many different people. But we all know that Aaliyah’s frequent collaborators like Timbaland, Missy Elliot, and DMX were amongst her closest friends as well. So it comes to a surprise to find out that they had no idea a Drake and Aaliyah collaboration was afoot.
Timbaland and Missy Elliot dropped by Hot 97 with Angie Martinez and after talking about their new music, touched briefly on the Aaliyah and Drake release. It turns out that they weren’t even consulted regarding the release. “I don’t even know if it’s an album, I don’t think that’s in the works. I don’t know, I think it’s blown out of proportion. I haven’t spoken to Drake yet. I have a hard time just hearing her music.” Timbaland explained.
Missy also weighed in stating in the interview, “No call has been made to me. I have to respect her family, and until they come and say they’re ready to do an Aaliyah album then I don’t really want to get into that because it’s very sensitive. It’s not records that already done came out, we’re talking about unfinished music. And we don’t know what her reasoning for not putting those records out. Maybe she didn’t feel like they were her best work. We just don’t want to tap into that, just spiritually something else you know … very very touchy. Unless her parents came in and conducted that.” Missy also conceded to the idea that the very idea of Aaliyah as itself as an entity is still felt by many and she expressed her understanding stating, “You know what, let me be quiet … you know what it is, because he’s a human being too. A lot of people may not have met Michael Jackson, but feel they have a connection with him.”
What do you guys think? Should Drake have consulted with Aaliyah’s closest before even touching the project? Sound off in the comments section below and check out the video for Miss You by Aaliyah featuring her friends here.Tweet