Controversy surrounding a posthumous Aaliyah album has been seen since it was announced by Drake. The Canadian emcee said he and his producer Noah “40” Shebib were on board to make a tribute album using unreleased recordings from Aaliyah’s vault. However, when it was found that Missy Elliott and Timbaland weren’t involved in the making of the project, some, including DMX, felt it was disrespectful.
Recently, Missy and Timbo spoke with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez to discuss the album and Drake’s role in the situation.
“I don’t think that’s even in the works,” Tim said, as heard on Rap-Up. “I think it’s blown out of proportion.”
He continued by saying he also doesn’t believe Drake’s tattoo of Aaliyah is real, though it has been seen in pictures online.
According to the duo, they haven’t spoken to Drake about the situation. When asked what she would say if Drake called, Missy said she would be hesitant.
“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 try and get into that because it’s really sensitive…We’re talking about unfinished music and we don’t know her reasoning for not putting those records out. Maybe she didn’t feel like they were her best work. We don’t want to tap into that. It’s spiritually something else, very, very touchy—unless her parents came in and conducted that.”