So it seems as if Drake and Noah “40” Shebib will be the only one’s producing this new Aaliyah album. According to an interview that Billboard had with a rep from Missy’s team, her and Timbaland will not be participating in this album’s production.
“Although Missy and Timbaland always strive to keep the memory of their close friend alive, we have not been contacted about the project nor are there any plans at this time to participate,” Mona Scott-Young, longtime manager for Missy Elliott, says. “We’ve seen the reports surfacing that they have been confirmed to participate but that is not the case. Both Missy and Timbaland are very sensitive to the loss still being felt by the family so we wanted to clear up any misinformation being circulated.”
Missy also released a statement saying:
“Tim and I carry Aaliyah with us everyday, like so many of the people who love her. She will always live in our hearts. We have nothing but love and respect for her memory and for her loved ones left behind still grieving her loss. They are always in our prayers.”
Drake has taken his obsession with Aaliyah to a whole new level. I understand the two tattoos in dedication that’s fine, but you want to produce a whole damn album, without Missy and Timbland, the people that help make Aaliyah, the people that are connected to her. It seems so damn off for some stranger ass dude who doesn’t know her personally to give the world a new album from her, I think that it is bullshit. If Drake goes on and produce this album without the likes of Timbaland and Missy i just wouldn’t know what to do, I mean does he not feel like it’s wrong. I say he should wait until they all jump aboard.