Ahead of the release of his new album ‘X,’ Chris EXCLUSIVELY revealed to HollywoodLife.com that the mystery collaborator X is none other than the late, great Aaliyah.
Chris Brown has taken off his shirt again, but it’s all in the name of music! On May 12, the singer was spotted filming his new music video for the song “I Don’t Know” in Compton, Calif., for a song that features Aaliyah‘s vocals, and he revealed to HollywoodLife.com that she is the collaborator X. Well that is unexpected!
Chris Brown: Aaliyah Is ‘X’
HollywoodLife.com spoke to Chris on May 14 at the Bet Award nominations in LA, and HollywoodLife.com asked who collaborator X is, and he spilled the beans!
I’ll reveal it now! I just actually shot a video and the song is dedicated to all my fans. Its called, “They Don’t Know” and the song features Aaliyah! Never heard before vocals, all new stuff that has never been heard before, its something special for all my fans. I shot it in the hood, I wanted to bring both worlds together in the video and try to uplift the positive side of the community. I mean I come from Virginia, but everyone come from a broken home or broke, I remember when I was!
It’s interesting that Chris chose to feature the vocals of Aaliyah — who tragically died in a plane crash in 2001 — when she is featured on so many of his nemesis Drake‘s tracks.
Chris Brown Films Music Video For ‘They Don’t Know’
Chris was pictured filmed the music video for “They Don’t Know” in Compton, and it sure looks like it going to be a hot song! Chris and a bunch of pals were pictured filming shirtless and he posed for pictures with a ton of fans.
We can’t wait to hear the finished song!
Chris Brown: How ‘X’ Helped Me Move Forward
Chris EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com that his new album, X, reflects the positive change he’s made in his life.
“I’ve been humbled by my past experiences and I want my music to speak for itself and to speak for me. That’s what X is,” Chris revealed. “I’m focused on moving forward and all things positive.”
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you looking forward to new music from Chris & Aaliyah?
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— Eleanore Hutch, Reporting by Russ Weakland