Reports have emerged that the two people who were closest to Aaliyah, and were the main reasons behind her rise as a global superstar have turned down the chance to help create her posthumous album.
Yep that’s right Missy Elliott & Timbaland will not be helping create the project which Drake & Noah ’40′ Shebib are also involved in. According to Billboard Missy’s manager Mona Scott-Young revealed that Timbo and Missy will not be working on the Blackground-released effort.
“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,” said Scott-Young. “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.”
This comes as news to us all as recently Blackground’s Jomo Hankerson declared that Aaliyah’s longtime collaborators were going to be involved in the release.
Maybe the fact that Drake is involved has thrown Timbo and Missy off? Nobody knows, but surely an Aaliyah album without the influences of Timbaland and Elliott just won’t be the same..
Words and Online Edit: Kristian Galea