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Former best pals and business partners JAY-Z and DAMON DASH fell and that Jay-Z became unhappy when Dash started publicly dating. Oct 20, He later revealed that Jay Z, who knew Aaliyah before he did, tried to also “But Jay was going at her. So, she'll date you and be your friend. At one point Jay Z and Aaliyah dated. That was what apparently sparked the tension between Jay Z and Aaliyah's ex-boyfriend and Jigga's associate Dame.
What I gave her was a street credibility, a different edge. I'm scared and I didn't want to go out with anybody for a long time.
Who wouldn't wish she was their girlfriend? They were photographed in the South of France, bringing toys to kids in need on Christmas, courtside watching the Knicks, at the Vanity Fair Oscar party They were an extraordinarily compelling low-key couple from day one.
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Asked if she was as in love as she seemed in the "Crazy in Love" video with the rapper, she said, "Yes, it was very real. And when we did that video, everybody [looking at her] was like, 'Who is that? I don't want to think about it. I want to turn my phone off. Throughout her solo career she's also explored the enjoyment she's found in treating her man like a king. We all need to hear those empowering songs to remind us. I feel it's still very strong, because in order to be a strong woman, you have to have a strong man.
There's nothing wrong with women doing that for their man if their man deserves it and he does the same for you. If someone says I'm married or engaged and I'm not, I don't pay attention to it. To have millions of people involved—that's messed up! They didn't sell the pictures to a magazine. It's just material, and it's just silly to me. I started working on my tour a year ago just to make sure that I had time at home. But you know, that's part of it.
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Any other woman who has to go to work and pick up the kids and make dinner—that's way harder than what I have to do. At least I can say I'm taking two weeks off and really take two weeks off. Then we had to get to a point of 'OK, tear this down and let's start from the beginning.
Life Is But a Dream, she says, "I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let's face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what's sexy. And men define what's feminine.
Her surprise album dropped that December. Yet, as Jay-Z would put it later, "things" were about to start happening that the public could see.
Splash News To put it mildly, the Internet exploded. The footage was analyzed from every angle. The Standard employee who leaked it was fired. And throughout, the conspiracy theories raged. What prompted Solange's outburst? News confirmed in the meantime that the sisters left the hotel in one vehicle and Jay left in another.
Meanwhile, the protectiveness runs both ways. Brandy could recall an industry that did not believe in "kid acts" which only added to how special Aaliyah was at the time. Brandy told Aaliyah how much she loved her and Aaliyah said the same thing in return, Brandy remembering it as "a great moment" she would never forget. The two performed at a radio event together. Brandy had to perform before her and saw Aaliyah in the stand where the artists were sitting, where she was "bobbing her head, really being supportive" of her.
Brandy added, "It felt like [there] was no competition, or any of that. She was just very, very supportive. Then when she got on to perform, the entire place was singing her songs word for word, and so I was I. I was trying to sing louder than everybody else so she can hear that I knew her stuff and that I was being just as supportive as she was to me.
At the time, the two were put agains each other by the media, a stark contrast to what Aaliyah had done.
Brandy thought it was very big of Aaliyah to support her. Brandy would summarize her feelings of Aaliyah, "She will forever be an inspiration to me. I love her and want to send love and positive energy out to her family and fans that love her.
Timbaland developed a friendship with her that would last until her death. He was featured in the music video for " We Need a Resolution ". Timbaland admitted in that he was in love with Aaliyah but would not act out on his feelings because of their age difference and because she was underage. Instead, he sought to act in a brotherly role towards her, but found it difficult to control his feelings for her.
Immediately after Aaliyah died, Timbaland said he lost half of his creativity to her. Timbaland said apart from her music, she was a brilliant person.
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Timbaland was against her television biopic in and held off on seeing the film. When he finally did see it, he was against it further and felt making a film about her without the consent of her family was disrespectful especially since the family had also lost Aaliyah's father Michael Haughton.
Edit Aaliyah met Missy Elliott after looking for collaborators for her sophomore album. Missy Elliott worried that she would be a diva, but was surprised by Aaliyah's personality, which was the opposite of her expectations. She was intimidated about meeting her as well since Aaliyah already was an established artist and she and Timbaland were starting out.
Aaliyah made her along with Timbaland feel like family. Missy Eliott has said she misses Aaliyah every day. She denied being involved in a posthumous Aaliyah album in August shortly after the release of " Enough Said ". Aside from Aaliyah, she also has a friendship with her brother Rashad and tweeted him during the premiere of her biopic to make sure he and Aaliyah's mother were alright. According to DMX, she personally approached him about appearing in the film. The two worked on the duet " Back in One Piece " and filmed it together.
After Aaliyah's death, DMX had an emotional message written for her aired on television. He also appeared in the music video for "Miss You" where he spoke before the song played about Aaliyah. DMX has been vocal in his disapproving of Drake using Aaliyah's unheard vocals to make a second posthumous album.