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.
Drake: RIP Baby Girl…in my ear at every show letting me know the next move I should make. Love you.
Keri Hilson: #RIPAaliyah Man, I just remembered skippin class & goin to a friend’s car JUST to hear Aaliyah’s new song “Are u That Somebody” on the radio. And the video?!!!! Man that video! I remember standing w/ my back to the tv tryna learn the routine over my shoulder. Who DIDN’T?! Everything she did was so smooth. She effortlessly amazed millions. #IWillAlwaysLoveAaliyah
Monica: Love Aaliyah 4ever… If at first u don’t succeed ,dust yourself off and try again.
LeToya Luckett: She will be loved 4ever!!!
Missy Elliott: Aaliyah til this very day u r still in Your own Lane! Ure music is Timeless! We miss u! #WeLoveuAaliyah!
Timbaland: #ripaaliyah miss you babygirl
Mary J. Blige: Good morning twitter fam. Let’s all take a moment to remember our sister Aaliyah!!! #ripaaliyah
Ciara: AALIYAH…A PRECIOUS SPIRIT…ONE OF A KIND…CAN NEVER BE REPLACED
Lil’ Kim: #RIPAaliyah My Sister :(
Brandy: Will not give ignorance ANY attention!!!!! #RIPAaliyah – you are forever loved and respected!!!
Solange: My 13th birthday I had a celebrity dress up party and came as no other than you. I sang “one in a million” on my karaoke machine. Iv’e grown up to you, idolized you,