Missy Elliott Remembers Aaliyah On Late Singer’s 37th Birthday
Missy Elliott is remembering her friend Aaliyah on what would have been the late singer’s 37th birthday.
Elliott tweeted on Saturday, “HappyBDAY #Aaliyah u are loved & missed but will never be forgotten! U are inspiring a new generation of kids.” The rapper went on in a second message, “Aaliyah your heart was so huge and you loved your fans and always wanted them to know that! HappyBirthday we miss u R.I.P Babygirl.”
Elliott and Aaliyah worked together on a number of tracks in the late 1990s, including one song called “Best Friends,” which appeared on Elliott’s 1997 album, Supa Dupa Fly. Elliott was also one of the producers for Aaliyah’s second album, One In A Million, which came out the year before. In 2005, a collaboration titled “Where Could He Be?” was posthumously leaked.
Aalyiah tragically died in a plane crash in 2001, when she was just 22. In the years since, Elliott, Timbaland, and other close celebrity friends, including Diddy, have worked to keep her memory alive. Last August, he and Elliott were among those to pay tribute on the 14th anniversary of her death, as Gossip Cop reported at the time.
On Saturday, Aaliyah’s name became the top trending topic on Twitter as thousands joined Elliott in wishing her a happy birthday. Elliott is seen above wearing an Aaliyah shirt at a tribute concert in 2002.