Missy Elliott, Timbaland and many more have taken to social media to remember Aaliyah 19 years after she tragically passed away.
Missy took to Instagram to share some throwback photos of the late singer on Tuesday (Aug. 25). “Your music has always been 10 STEPS AHEAD & Your sound is still FUTURISTIC,” she captioned the post. “Your Caring spirit was all the time! Your fashion always been ONE OF KIND. You rocked your outfits with much SWAG & SAUCE! Just know that you are still inspiring generations til this day. You Impact on many will be FOREVER…We Love You #Aaliyah.”
Timbaland shared a throwback photo of the two on Instagram. “R I P BABEGIRL,” the Verzuz co-founder wrote, along with multiple heart and crown emojis.
“Aaliyah. Life path 34/7. Babygirl,” tweeted rapper Yung Baby Tate. “The world’s forever muse. Timeless. We still miss you.”
On Aug. 25, 2001, Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas after she wrapped up shooting the music video for her hit single, “Rock The Boat.” Her influences in music and fashion can still be seen in the industry today.
On the same day as the anniversary of her death, Aaliyah’s estate released a statement giving fans an update on her music, which aside from Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, is currently not available on streaming platforms.
“To our loyal fans,” the statement began. “We are excited to announce that communication has commenced between the estate and various record labels about the status of Aaliyah’s music catalogue, as well as its availability on streaming platforms in the near future. Thank you for your continued love and support. More updates to come!”
Fans were excited to hear the news that Babygirl’s music would soon be available for all to enjoy. “I’m so excited and we are all waiting for @AaliyahHaughton music to be available it’s been far too long for us to not be able to stream it on all platforms,” tweeted @dymestatustv. “Her music needs to be heard and continue to inspire generations to come. Her legacy is everything to us.”
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