Missy Elliot honors Aaliyah on her 39th Birthday


Missy Elliott is honouring the memory of her late friend and collaborator Aaliyah with a touching tribute to what would have been her 39th birthday.

The superstar rapper penned a heartfelt note about Babygirl, explaining why she’s still touched by her caring nature. “Aaliyah so many people your ❤️ Style & Music,” she wrote. “I wish they all got a chance to meet you to see how CARING you were for EVERYONE you met! I CAN STILL HEAR YOU LAUGH & me you @Timbaland joking?we MISS YOU so much but I know you are surrounded by ANGELS 4 your BDAY??? WE LOVE U.”

Their frequent collaborator Timbaland also celebrated the day: “Happy Born Day!!! ?#rip#babygirl” he wrote.

Happy Born Day!!! ?#rip #babygirl

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on Jan. 16, 1979. Following a brief but promising career full of successful singles like “Back & Forth,” “4 Page Letter,” “Are You That Somebody?,” and “Try Again,” the singer died in a tragic plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22.

Rest in peace, Babygirl.