There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding Drake putting out a posthumous album of Aaliyah, who was lost tragically in August 2001 in a place crash. Timberland and Missy Elliott, longtime friends of the late singer, were said to “definitely be involved” in the production of the album, according to Aaliyah’s label, Blackguard Records, but Mona Scott-Young, Missy’s manager, is speaking out to dispel the rumors.
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.”
Earlier this month, Drake put out a new song, “Enough Said” which featured a previously unreleased vocal from Aaliyah. Her brother and family said they would not support any project involving Aaliyah.
What do you guys think of Drake’s upcoming project? Should he not pursue the album?