The late Amy Winehouse has landed the August/September cover of VIBE magazine.
The singer, who passed away Saturday July 23 is the cover story for the mag’s annual JUICE issue.
An alternate cover features Kelly Rowland.
In Winehouse’s edition of the magazine, her good friend Salaam Remi recalls her final days and mentions that Amy planned to celebrate her birthday with rapper Nas, who she regarded as her brother.
“I’m in London now. I’m out here because [Amy and I] were supposed to go to a wedding today. And before I could get to her yesterday she passed. We were going to the wedding of Nick Symansky, who is the person who really found her. He found her when he was a scout at 19. And he was the manager before they got the Universal deal.
They went ahead with the wedding. All I could do was sit there and imagine how many jokes she would have been cracking with me. We were in the middle of working on the album. She finished writing the record. We just hadn’t recorded.
For the last couple of weeks we were video chatting regularly. I was just talking to Nas. Both her and Nas were born on September 14, so we were going to Barbados with all of them for her birthday. She really doesn’t look forward to her birthday, you know what I’m saying?”
**For the rest of Salaam’s as told to on his last days with Amy as well as other exclusive content pick up the issue on August 16th.**