Missy Elliott’s longtime manager Mona Scott-Young released a statement to Billboard saying she has not been contacted to work on Aaliyah’s posthumous album. This statement comes in response to several reports that have linked Drake’s new Aaliyah project to both Missy Elliott and Timbaland. The Huffington Post reports:
One week after the first single leaked from the posthumous Aaliyah album put together by Drake, longtime Aaliyah friend and professional partner Missy Elliott has spoken out about the disc, denying rumors that she and Timbaland have plans to work on the 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,” Mona Scott-Young, longtime manager for Elliott, said in a press released to Billboard. “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.”
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