Missy Elliott Pays Touching Tribute To Aaliyah On The Anniversary Of Her Death
Missy Elliot and Aaliyah eating dinner pic.twitter.com/g0JbSClvpq
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Singer/songwriter, Missy Elliott, penned a touching tribute to Aaliyah to mark the 17th anniversary of the late star’s death. To keep her legacy alive, the 47-year-old superstar took to Twitter to share a video of herself writing a handwritten note to Aaliyah.
Missy Elliott Posts Touching Tribute To Aaliyah On The 17th Anniversary Of Singer’s Death:
Seventeen years after Aaliyah’s death, Missy Elliott is letting everyone know that the beautiful singer is always in her heart. On the anniversary of her tragic death, Missy created a video of herself writing a touching letter to her friend, Aaliyah.
Aaliyah (Babygirl) I can only imagine how great you would be today winning Oscars & creating sick music & still setting fashion trends! Your mom & brother @RAD_6 & your fans been holding it down 4 u❤️you will always be A One in A Million sleep peacefully angel Babygirl pic.twitter.com/daHhoIs8k5
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) August 25, 2018
In the video posted to Twitter, The “Work It” rapper showed herself writing a note to the “Are You That Somebody” singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22. Missy said the following to the late Aaliyah:
“Aaliyah, we miss you so much, Elliott wrote. But your legacy will live on forever and ever!”
Elliott then pans the camera over to a pile of clothes festooned with Aaliyah’s name and face. It’s evident that she still misses her beloved homegirl immensely and it seems that Aaliyah’s death is still fresh for Missy.
Missy Elliott shared a special bond with Aaliyah and she fondly remembers her and often tells stories about the native Detroiter:
“Aaliyah, she was like a comedian. She always wanted to laugh,” Missy reminisced when she once appeared on “RapFix Live” with Sway.
In speaking with Sway, Missy remembered her and her production partner, Timbaland, being nervous when they first worked with Aaliyah on her 1996 album, “One in a Million.” At the time that they met, Aaliyah was riding high off of her 1994 debut, “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number.” Missy and Timbaland were just starting out and looking for a musical muse:
“We were nervous when we first worked with her because nobody knew who we was,” Missy said remembering that she feared Aaliyah would be a diva. “She came in and was so warming; she made us immediately feel like family.”
Missy Elliott described Aaliyah as a loving, family-oriented person, who was “always happy.” For Aaliyah’s 2002 film, Queen of the Damned, Missy recalled a funny story in which Aaliyah used costume teeth, that she got from a joke store, to practice lines for the film:
“She had them teeth in, practicing her lines for ‘Queen of the Damned,'” Missy said, laughing at the thought. “It was just so funny to me because I was like, if people could see this. She was a character, always happy.”
Aaliyah Died In A Plane Crash In 2001 At Age Of 22:
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Many of us remember the day that Aaliyah and several members of her entourage died in a plane crash in the Bahamas – after completing filming of her music video for “Rock the Boat.” The group had a flight scheduled the next day, but was eager to return to Florida and decided to catch an earlier flight on a smaller plane. It crashed 200 feet from the end of the runway and exploded. An investigation later determined that it had exceeded its maximum takeoff weight and was carrying one excess passenger.
Music mogul, Damon Dash, who was dating Aaliyah at the time of her death, said in an interview that she would still be alive if he was with her that day.
Rest on Aaliyah, gone but never forgotten.
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