Missy Elliott Reflects on Aaliyah’s Passing

Missy Elliott

Aaliyah was dear to many in the music industry, but she shared a special connection with her producer, mentor, and close friend Missy Elliott. On the 10-year anniversary of her death, the rapper remembers the late singer who she affectionately called Baby Girl. She celebrates her talent and recalls fond memories of joking and making music together in a touching tribute via CNN.

Today is the 10 year anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing and I’m sitting here reminiscing and playing music, thinking of the times we spent together, working, laughing, singing, dancing, cutting up. But really, it’s not all that different from any other day because I do think about her every day.

Not on purpose, but she is my friend and that’s just how I do. I’ve told the same stories for 9 years—how we met, how me and Tim were scared but Aaliyah was so welcoming and had this smile and way about her that put us at ease, that she liked to take chances and we were able to just be who we were and make good records together.

She loved playing jokes and that’s another part of her personality that made it fun to be around her. As a talent, I think she’s missed because she was unique and a true triple threat. She could sing, dance, and her acting was starting to take off.

I’m glad for the memories I have and the time we got to spend together, but I miss my friend.

Rest In Peace and Power Baby Girl.

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19 Comments

  1. Replay

    Man this was a great Team… timbaland, missy elliott, aaliyah, ginuwine etc. !!!!

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    destiny Reply:

    @Replay, the best team

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    MusicKING12 Reply:

    @Replay, my all-time favs, they changed R&B …and not to mention Static Major was apart of that team too, I miss those days.

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  2. jeremydante

    we miss her too. <3
    ugh! music has never been the same.

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  3. BLAZE

    Awwwwwwwww touching words from Miss man I miss the Supafriends they were the best together well they still is

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  4. Will

    Yeah i honestly think Aaliyah was the indusrties biggest loss cause she was just about to take off and be a superstar she already was big but just imagine where she would be now. She had so much creativity, she NEVER had to copy or try hard it was in her to be unique and stand out. One of musics most amazing talents ever. I still havent gotten over her loss smh.

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  5. SHE DONT PLAY

    :(

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  6. yes sir

    Nicki vs Kim gets tons of comments on here.

    Paying respect to Aaliyah don’t.

    SAD, Not GOOD

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  7. jorge

    Aaliyah siempre en la memoria de todos!
    grande MISSY!

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  8. LOL

    I bet there are ppl crying worldwide right now. Im playing Try Again all day today.

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  9. TopModelDiva

    Such a true talent. We love you Baby Girl.

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  10. Outspoken

    It’s just so sad and unfortunate that we lost her. It’s even more saddening because her crash could have been avoided. Smh rest in piece Aaliyah

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  11. LaLa

    If we could just bring Aaliyah back :’(

    R.I.P. Aaliyah… Gone but never forgotten

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  12. jj

    I always thought aaliyah was one of the sexiest females out back in the day. that whole tomboy swag and natural vibe w/ out all the additional “help” that others required. Sexy, smooth, & simple RIP

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  13. Orlando

    R.I.P. AALIYAH WE ALL MISS YOU & LOVE YOU SO MUCH STILL TIL THIS DAY THAT WE WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS WITH THE LOVELY MUSIC THAT YOU HAD MADE US BECOME WITH YOUR SWEET BLESSINGS.
    January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001 – August 25, 2011 10 YEARS NOW HAS PAST
    WITHOUT AALIYAH & R.I.P. TO HER FRIENDS THAT WERE WITH HER THAT PAST

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  14. MaZ

    Awww Missy…we miss her too! Rest in peace Baby Girl Liyah!

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  15. tank

    missy really does/did love her:/ miss a great talent like aaliyah

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  16. Love Jeffery

    I Will Forever, and Always Love Aaliyah, and Missy, and Will Continue To Play, and Listen To Both Of Their Music For All Of My Life… #TeamAaliyah4Life, and #TeamMissyEliottFor2011AndBeyondAnd4Life.

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  17. carmen

    Aaliyah is atruly missed. She was a special talent and person. Loved her.

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