So sad! Drake, Missy Elliott and other big stars in the music industry took to Twitter on Jan. 16, Aaliyah’s would-be 35th birthday, to honor the late singer. See what the stars had to say right here.
The world lost promising pop singer Aaliyah when she was tragically killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas on Aug. 25, 2001, but her memory lives on in the hearts of her friends, family and fans. Drake, Missy Elliot and other celebs remembered Aaliyah in heartfelt tweets on Jan. 16.
Aaliyah Birthday — Drake, Missy Elliott & More Honor Late Singer’s Birthday
Drake, who sang with Aaliyah after her death at age 22 on the song “Enough Said,” tweeted, “Happy birthday Aaliyah. Never forget you babe. Love you.” The rapper also posted a drawing of the two singers hugging. So bittersweet! Here’s what some other stars had to say about their beloved “baby girl”:
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 16, 2014
Happy 35th our forever baby girl…. Our forever magic…. #Aaliyah
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) January 16, 2014
— JoJo (@JoJoistheway) January 16, 2014
Taking this time out to say Happy Birthday to Aaliyah. Gone but never forgotten.
— Alfredo Flores (@AlfredoFlores) January 16, 2014
Aaliyah we Miss You, our angel. TeamX https://t.co/p4lylWeno7”
— DMX (@DMX) January 16, 2014
— Diddy (@iamdiddy) January 16, 2014
Aaliyah: Fans Angry About VMAs Snub On 12-Year Anniversary Of Singer’s Death
The 2013 MTV VMAs were held on Aug. 25, the twelve-year anniversary of Aaliyah’s death, and her fans were furious that she was not honored at the show.
Fans took to Twitter to express their outrage over the snub, and they even called out VMAs performer Miley Cyrus for getting so much air time over Aaliyah. Aaliyah won two Moon Men during her career. At the 2000 VMAs, she won the Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film awards for her hit song “Try Again.”
So HollywoodLifers, are you missing Aaliyah on her would-be birthday? What do you think she would be up to if she were alive today? Let us know in the comments below.
– Tierney McAfee