Honouring Aaliyah's 40th In Her Own Words: Sex Appeal, "Wilson" & Other Gems

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Aaliyah has been on our minds currently for causes apart from her musical legacy. Today, the music world is remembering the singer's life to rejoice what would have been her 40th birthday. The following highlights some fascinating info in regards to the "Rock The Boat" artist provided throughout a few of her interviews. 

Relationships & Collaborators

“Tim has to really feel snug with you to let his guard down. I’ve recognized him for 5 years now and he’ll inform a few jokes, be a little bit foolish – once we work collectively we have now enjoyable. He doesn’t try this with everybody, he’s reserved and laid-back. He is aware of me higher than anybody else.”


"Missy jokes round on a regular basis,” stated Aaliyah, with a smile. “She doesn’t inform joke jokes, ‘a woman walks right into a bar’ – she simply takes a state of affairs and makes it humorous. We simply clicked once we met. I used to be by no means awkward along with her.”

“I believe rumors are hilarious. I don’t pay any consideration. It goes in a single ear and out the opposite. When you’re within the enterprise, you hang around with folks, and individuals are like, ‘I ponder, are they seeing one another?’ I by no means dated Jay," she vented. "I by no means dated Ginuwine. Damon and I are superb associates. I’ll maintain it at that proper now.” She was sporting a Roc-A-Fella information pendant on the time she referred to as “just a bit image of a report.”  

Honouring Aaliyah's 40th In Her Own Words: Sex Appeal, "Wilson" & Other Gems
'Romeo Must Die.' (Photo credit score: Kharen Hill 2000 Warner Bros.)

Career & Ambitions

“This is what I all the time wished. I breathe to carry out, to entertain, I can’t think about myself doing anything. I’m only a actually comfortable woman proper now. I actually love each side of this enterprise. I actually do. I feel very fulfilled and full.”


Temperament & Mysterious Persona

“I don’t learn articles or interviews about myself. One hearsay I heard was that I had a glass eye and that that's the reason I wore my hair over my eye. Ha! There’s generally foolish stuff like that.”

“My mom all the time stated that she seems like I all the time had sex appeal. Even after I was very younger, after I would take footage, there was one thing sexual about me. I do really feel horny for certain. I embrace it, and I’m snug with it. I take pleasure in it.” 

“I like the straightforward issues in life. When I've time, I keep house quite a bit, do issues like this or play laser tag. I’ve all the time been a homebody.”

“I’m completely into the Egypt factor. I’ve received Egyptian footage, furnishings, a cat formed like a pyramid… I've an evening sky hanging on the ceiling in my bed room. I like to be cozy," she explained. "I've loads of pillows on my mattress, I like to be surrounded by cozy, squishy issues.”

“This is Wilson," she stated in reference to a black silk pillow. "He goes all over the place with me, like right here, or on the airplane… I can’t sleep at night time with out him.”

“I’ve all the time been mysterious. My mom and father all the time used to ask me, ‘What are you pondering, what’s occurring?’ There are occasions after I don’t perceive myself, you understand what I imply? [...]I've black-out shades in my house, I push a button, it’s completely darkish. I believe I’m a little bit of a vampire in actual life, and there are occasions after I simply need to be myself. I wanna be alone.”

“People really feel like they own you in this business, and, to a sure diploma, they do. But there’s part of me that can all the time be only for me.”