Missy Elliott and Timbaland are finally willing to talk Drake. Specifically, Drake's producing a posthumous Aaliyah album without contacting either of the hip-hop artists.
Elliott and Timbaland stopped by Hot 97 to sit down with host Angie Martinez. The duo first debuted two new songs, "9th Inning" and "Triple Threat," reported Complex magazine, then started talking Aaliyah.
The two hip-hop heavyweights were professionally and personally close with the late singer, who died tragically in a plane crash in 2001. When news first spread of Drake releasing a posthumous Aaliyah album, fans thought Elliott and Timbaland would be in. However, neither has been contacted about or involved in the process.
When asked about Drake's Aaliyah album, Timbaland said, "I don’t even know if it’s an album, I don’t think that’s in the works. I don’t know, I think it’s blown out of proportion. I haven’t spoken to Drake yet. I have a hard time just hearing her music."
Adding Elliot, "No call has been made to me. I have to respect her family, and until they come and say they’re ready to do an Aaliyah album then I don’t really want to get into that because it’s very sensitive. It’s not records that already done came out, we’re talking about unfinished music. And we don’t know what her reasoning for not putting those records out. Maybe she didn’t feel like they were her best work. We just don’t want to tap into that, just spiritually something else you know ... very very touchy. Unless her parents came in and conducted that."
In August, the first single off the expected-album, "Enough Said," billed as Aaliyah featuring Drake, was released.
Timbaland told Martinez that he had not heard the song in full and, when the Hot 97 host offered to play it for him, he declined.
Drake first hinted at an upcoming Aaliyah project during an interview with Tim Westwood in March. “I have some great Aaliyah news coming soon,” Drake told Westwood, adding, “You know it’s hard for me to ride around to a female singer because at the end of the day, you’re a man, but she always kept it so G with the writing and the melodies. It was something to ride to, especially when it was chopped and screwed. That’s when I used to love.”
Although Drake never worked with the late singer, his "obsession" with Aaliyah is well-known.
Elliott and Timbaland were asked about Drake's infatuation with Aaliyah during the Hot 97 interview.
"To me ... the tattoo part, did that man come in here and show ya’ll. Like lift up his shirt, I mean they said pictures are online," said Timbaland.
"I think that the tattoo is real, I did see a picture of it," added Elliot. "You know what, let me be quiet ... you know what it is, because he’s a human being too. A lot of people may not have met Michael Jackson, but feel they have a connection with him."
Elliott and Timbaland are not the only ones who have had a problem with Drake's Aaliyah work. DMX also criticized the singer/rapper.
"I'm kinda feelin' some kinda a way about the fact that you been commissioned, that you been blessed, you've been given the opportunity to do the Aaliyah album yet you don't include anybody that she worked with personally," he said during an MTV Interview. "How do you disregard what this woman did? What this beautiful angel did and say, 'Oh OK, I'm gonna take it for myself because I'm hot right now and I'm feelin' myself. How do you just go there with it? Your balls ain't that big, son."
Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On [Video]
© 2006 WMG Get Ur Freak On [Video]
Missy Elliott - Work It
Missy Elliott - Work It (from the album "Under Construction")
Missy Elliot Lose Control Official Music Video
Missy Elliott - The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly] [Video]
© 2007 WMG The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly] [Video]
Missy Elliott & Da Brat - Sock It 2 Me [Video]
© 2007 WMG Sock It 2 Me [Video]
Missy Elliott - I'm Really Hot [Video]
© 2006 WMG I'm Really Hot [Video]
Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch
Music video by Missy Elliott - Pass That Dutch. Missy Elliott's first single from her fifth studio album entitled "This Is Not A Test!" Goldmind, Atlantic Records 2003.
Missy Elliott 'Ching-A-Ling' Step Up 2: The Streets
A new Missy Elliott music video, 'Ching-A-Ling' STEP UP 2 THE STREETS is the follow-up to the smash hit "Step Up," which ignited theaters in August 2006. When rebellious street dancer Andie (BRIANA EVIGAN) lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school's hottest dancer Chase (ROBERT HOFFMAN) to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds. Featuring the directorial debut of award-winning up-and-comer Jon M. Chu, STEP UP 2 THE STREETS reunites much of the production team behind the original film including "Step Up's" cutting-edge hip-hop choreographer Jamal Sims, who is joined this time by choreographers Hi-Hat ("hip-hop's high diva of dance") and Dave Scott ("Stomp the Yard"). Patrick Wachsberger & Erik Feig of Summit Entertainment produce with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot of Offspring Entertainment. Look for the hot Atlantic Records soundtrack exclusively featuring the smash hit "Low" by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain, plus new singles and videos from T-Pain, Missy Elliott, Enrique Iglesias, Trey Songz featuring Plies, Plies featuring Akon, Cassie, Cherish featuring Yung Joc and more. www.blacktree.tv
Missy Elliott ft. Ms. Jade & Ludacris - Gossip Folks (Video)
Missy Elliott feat. Ms. Jade & Ludacris Gossip Folks Video
1, 2 Step
Music video by Ciara;Ciara featuring Missy Elliott performing 1, 2 Step. (C) 2005 LaFace Records LLC
Missy Elliott - On and On lyrics
GET THIS SONB SENT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE EXCLUSIVELY @ ringtonesbeyond.com Download music @ http [Pharrell] Beware, you're now listening to the sounds of Mis-demeanor Turn everything up, all the levels All the fuckin levels [Bridge: Missy] Missy be the name and y'all should already know I been around long Scarface so cold Shimmy shimmy ya, shimmy yo she ya Let me grab the microphone and I'm gone take it away [Verse 1] Every time I spit I blow one or two speakers Top model diva but my name not Eva Yeah I brang fever rockin classic adidas I'm srtaight off the heater rippin needles off the meter Here I go, flip my flow Back it up then I drop it low It's a must cause I'm dangerous I'll be a hassle on the busta call me angeldust I talk shit di, didn't stutter 2005 MC's in trouble You run for cover hide under your covers Cause you gone need more protection than a magnum rubber [Chorus 4X: Pharrell] Ah, ah, on Ah, ah, on Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah Ah, ah, on and it's [Verse 2] Missy finna spit this simply raw Misdemeanor always make MC's feel small Stick you on the table with a plastic cup Say grace, then eat ya ass up Y'all just rookies, virgins, and nookies Not my competition you skip or play hookie Aint nobody here that can tear the track up And naw I ain't done rappin so shut the hell up Keep it simple every time I flow If you step to me I shall throw blows Raise up like I's break nose I ain't about talkin I'll lay 'em down slow And for show y'all know Misdemeanor got 'em by the neck <b>...</b>
Missy Elliot ft. Ludacris & Trina - One Minute Man Dirty
Missy Elliot ft. Ludacris & Trina - One Minute Man | Dirty Version
Timbaland & Magoo feat. Aaliyah & Missy Elliott - Up Jumps Da' Boogie
Like Aaliyah on Facebook: www.facebook.com BLACKGROUND RECORDS 1997. "Welcome To Our World" album.
Missy Elliot Pass that dutch
feat. Ciara, Fatman Scoop Music make you lose control Music make you lose control [Fatman Scoop] Let's Go! Ciara's in the house! Misdemeanor's in the house! Fatman Scoop! [Missy] I got a cute face, chubby waist Thick legs, in shape Rump shakin, both ways Make you do a double take Planet rocker, show stopper Flow dropper, head knocker Beat styler, tail dropper Do my thang, motherfucker My Rolls Royce, Lamborghini Blue Madena, always beamin Rag top, chrome pipes Blue lights, outta sight (Long weave) sewed in (Say it again) sewed in Make that money, throw it in Booty bouncin, gone head [Chorus] Everybody here get it out of control Get yo backs off the wall, cause Misdemeanor said so Everybody, Everybody, Everybody, Everybody (Throw yo hands in the air!) [Ciara] Well my name is Ciara, for all you fly fellaz No one can do it better, she'll sing in acapella
Missy Elliot 4 MY PEOPLE
quite nice video, but just a little blur
Tweet feat. Missy Elliott - Oops (Oh My)
Tweet's video for her first single "Oops (Oh My)," featuring Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott. Nothing wrong with a little self love. ;) "Oh my..." lol. Enjoy the video!
Christina Aguilera ft Missy Elliot - Car Wash [1080pHD]
Ghostface - Tush ft. Missy Elliott
Music video by Ghostface performing Tush. (C) 2004 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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