Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) I wanted to take the time to remember Aaliyah today on the 11 year anniversary of her passing. Instead writing our content, we decided to post the official statements released by Aaliyah’s estate. RIP
Family Official Statement.
This Year in HONOR of Baby Girl’s memory we are going to be celebrating her legacy by rocking this look right here. For those who want to participate all you have to do is upload a photo of yourself with a Bandana & Pair of dark shades as seen in her Back & Forth video on this page!!! Aaliyah loved when her fans would attend her shows dressed as her. This is optional, for fun & in celebration of her legacy. ♥
Missy Elliot Statement.
“Tim and I carry Aaliyah with us everyday, like so many of the people who love her. She will always live in our hearts. We have nothing but love and respect for her memory and for her loved ones left behind still grieving her loss. They are always in our prayers.” – Missy Elliot
On The New Aaliyah Album.
“Although Missy and Timbaland always strive to keep the memory of their close friend alive, we have not been contacted about the project nor are there any plans at this time to participate. We’ve seen the reports surfacing that they have been confirmed to participate but that is not the case. Both Missy and Timbaland are very sensitive to the loss still being felt by the family so we wanted to clear up any misinformation being circulated.” – Mona Scott (Missy Elliot’s Manager)
On The Aaliyah Movie
“from my understanding, there are people trying to create a movie and Aaliyah’s family are still mourning her loss and aren’t ready to share her story and create a film. So there’s a bit of back and forth thing with her family and with creative people. And I know that they would bless a movie being created, they’re just not 100 percent comfortable and unfortunately from my understanding they don’t
have complete control of her estate. So a movie could technically be made without them green lighting it and I kind of think that’s unfortunate.
So I want her family to be on board and to be happy with it. It’s still kind of lingering in the air. I don’t want to disrespect her family. I know that they’re, they don’t like it. They don’t like when they get calls from people, like, ‘Oh, I heard this about your daughter. I heard this.’ Because it’s painful for them. So I know that the lawyer and even them and even my team who have kind of like you know, it’s happy, it’s better for everyone to not really speak on it and I’m just feel like you know, I’m not supposed to speak on it, but I know in this situation, yeah, it’ kind of, it’s a long time coming and I know people really want to know what’s going on. So yeah, I definitely think this was the perfect time to tell you.” -Keshia Chante
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