Timbaland and Missy Elliott sat down with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez to air new music and discuss Drake’s producing a posthumous Aaliyah album. First playing their new songs “Triple Threat” and “9th Inning,” the hip-hop icons then spoke on the posthumous Aaliyah project. Both Missy Elliott and Timbaland were close with the late singer and actress, who died in a 2001 plane crash at the age of 22. Timbaland first commented by stating:
I don’t even know if it’s an album, I don’t think that’s in the works. I don’t know, I think it’s blown out of proportion. I haven’t spoken to Drake yet. I have a hard time just hearing her music.
And Missy followed the question up, adding that it is a very sensitive topic.
No call has been made to me. I have to respect her family, and until they come and say they’re ready to do an Aaliyah album then I don’t really want to get into that because it’s very sensitive. It’s not records that already done came out, we’re talking about unfinished music. And we don’t know what her reasoning for not putting those records out. Maybe she didn’t feel like they were her best work. We just don’t want to tap into that, just spiritually something else you know…..very very touchy. Unless her parents came in and conducted that.
Timbaland and Missy make it clear that they are not involved with Drake’s posthumous Aaliyah album, and that without her family’s consent, they don’t feel right participating.
Click here to listen to the whole interview on The Angie Martinez Show.
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