The idea of a posthumous Aaliyah album doesn’t sit well with Timbaland and Missy Elliott. The music duo, who just dropped new joints, “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat” Monday (Sept. 17), caught up with Angie Martinez on Hot 97 this afternoon, where the subject of the forthcoming release was brought up.
Aaliyah’s family members commissioned Drake and producer Noah “40” Shebib to helm the project. From Timb’s view, he’s not even sure if they are working on an album, or just a single. “I think it’s just blown out of proportion,” he said.
Even after news broke that both parties may have taken issue with the work, Drake never reached out, but if he did, Elliott said that she would’ve been that of compassion. “My response would be a little different because I have to respect her family and until they come and say we’re ready to do an Aaliyah album, then I don’t really want to get into that because it’s very sensitive.”
However, since the tracks that will make up the album were previously unreleased, Elliott is skeptical as to how Aaliyah might feel about the whole thing. “We’re talking about unifinsihed music, and we don’t know her reasoning for not putting those records out,” she added. “Maybe she didn’t feel like they were her best work.We don’t want to tap into that.”
With or without their support, the Aaliyah album is due out next year and will feature roughly 16 previously unheard tracks.
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