Even though Drake and Noah “40” Shebib have signed on as executive producers, it looks like things have gotten off to a rocky start with Aaliyah’s upcoming posthumous album. Now, two of the late singer’s most frequent collaborators – Missy Elliott and Timbaland – will not be appearing on the final tracklist.
In a recent report from Billboard, Missy’s manager Mona Scott-Young revealed that Timbo and Missy will not be working on the Blackground-released effort. She said that the two have yet to be contacted to appear on it and would not likely agree to work on the album if they were contacted.
“Although Missy and Timbaland always strive to keep the memory of their close friend alive, we have not been contacted about the project nor are there any plans at this time to participate,” said Scott-Young. “We’ve seen the reports surfacing that they have been confirmed to participate but that is not the case. Both Missy and Timbaland are very sensitive to the loss still being felt by the family so we wanted to clear up any misinformation being circulated.”
Last week, Blackground’s Jomo Hankerson declared that Aaliyah’s longtime collaborators were going to be involved in the release. DX will keep you updated as more information comes to light.