Its not that she doesn’t want to pay homage to Aaliyah, Missy Elliott explained that her hesitance to get involved with a posthumous album is mainly out of respect for Aaliyah and her family.
Missy Elliott and Timbaland made the press rounds on Monday and the #1 question that everyone wants to know was: What’s up with that posthumous Aaliyah album?
“No call has been made to me,” Missy — who’s set to hit the red couch with Sway on Wednesday’s “RapFix Live” — told Hot 97′s Angie Martinez on Tuesday (September 18) when asked about her rumored involvement in an Aaliyah album. “I have to respect her family, and until they come and say, ‘We’re ready to do an Aaliyah album,’ then I don’t really want to come and try to get into that because that’s very sensitive.”
Missy and Tim’s bond with the fallen R&B siren is no secret, so when reports of a Drake-helmed Aaliyah LP began to surface, many fans wondered how involved Tim and Missy would be, if at all. Actually, it’s still unclear what role Drake will play: He was once rumored to be an executive producer on the project but so far, he has only appeared on a single, “Enough Said.”
“It’s not records that have already done came out. We’re talking about unfinished music,” Missy explained of posthumous material on the horizon. “We don’t know what [Aaliyah's] reasoning [was] for not putting those records out; maybe she felt like they weren’t her best work.”