Aaliyah

Apr
6
VH1 Revisits Aaliyah’s ‘Behind the Music’ Special [Full Episode]

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More than 10 years after her tragic death, VH1 celebrated the life and legacy of Aaliyah by airing an updated version of its 2001 special “Behind the Music.” From her meteoric rise to her tragic death, the one-hour episode features new footage and commentary from her family and peers including Missy Elliott and hip-hop journalist Nelson George. A young Aaliyah is seen performing her chilling cover of Gloria Estefan’s “Anything for You” and recalling her appearance on “Star Search.” Look back on an astonishing career cut short.

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Mar
31
Drake Hints at Posthumous Aaliyah Collaboration

Drake and Aaliyah

Drake has never been shy about his love for Aaliyah. The “Take Care” rapper has tattooed the late singer’s face on his back and sampled her song on his debut Thank Me Later. While he never got a chance to work with her while she was alive, he revealed that a posthumous collaboration may be in the works.

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Jan
16
Happy 33rd Birthday Aaliyah

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Thirty-three years ago music gained an angel. Today we remember the legacy of Aaliyah Dana Haughton on what would have been her birthday. Although her life was cut short, her music will live on forever. R.I.P. Babygirl.

What is your favorite memory of Aaliyah? Reminisce below.

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Dec
26
Drake Shows Love for Aaliyah with Tattoo

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Drake’s love for Aaliyah is no secret. Now the hip-hop star is making it permanent by tattooing a portrait of the late singer on his back. Drizzy, who sampled Aaliyah’s “At Your Best (You Are Love)” on his debut Thank Me Later, was seen with the tat while playing tennis shirtless. Aaliyah’s face appears on the left side of his back with a pair of wings above it. Now he will always have an angel watching over him.

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Dec
16
Timbaland: ‘I Was in Love with Aaliyah’

Timbaland and Aaliyah

Timbaland is making some shocking revelations to E! in his “True Hollywood” special. The super-producer, born Timothy Mosley, opens about building the careers of superstars Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott, suicidal thoughts, and secret love for Aaliyah.

On Aaliyah: “When I first met Aaliyah—it’s time for the world to hear this, I’m gonna give up a little secret—I was in love with her. I said, But I’m not… She just a baby, I’m old. I said to myself, ‘I’m just gonna be her brother.’ Oh man, I was fightin’, I was fightin’ a lot—a big war. But I loved Aaliyah.”

On Justin Timberlake: “Me and Justin, it’s the weirdest thing. We just say we’re gonna kill them and then we kill them…We get together, we break bread and we spill out music. That’s what we do.”

On Missy Elliott: “She was just super dope…she was God-sent; that was my sister.”

On his weight gain: “I was almost 400 pounds. Who wants to be a 400-pound black man? I’m looking in the mirror, my breast is bigger than a girl breast. And I was saying, ‘That ain’t cool.’ So I got very depressed, like suicidal depressed.”

On his marriage to wife Monique: “It’s probably hard to be married to me. It’s not easy. I’m a musical genius. I’m weird, I do crazy things, it’s not like the average norm. But I’m a loving guy.”

“True Hollywood Story: Timbaland” airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on E! Watch a sneak peek below.

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Aug
25
Celebrities Remember Aaliyah 10 Years Later

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Aaliyah’s presence continues to be felt. Ten years after her untimely death, the R&B icon’s lasting legacy is being celebrated by her fans and friends in the industry. The love could be felt all over Twitter as Keri Hilson and Solange shared fond memories of their idol, frequent collaborators Missy Elliott and Timbaland remembered their close friend, and Drake cherished an angel gone too soon. Read some of the stars’ heartfelt tributes.

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Aug
25
Missy Elliott Reflects on Aaliyah’s Passing

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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.

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