Missy Elliott, Timbaland not involved in Aaliyah album
Missy Elliott and Timbaland "will not be participating" in Toronto MC Drake and producer Noah "40" Shebib's forthcoming posthumous Aaliyah album, Billboard reports.
The duo, who wrote and produced most of the late R&B singer's 1996 album One In A Million, issued a statement through Elliott's rep to clear up reports that they would be involved in the project.
"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, Elliott's long-time manager said in a press release. "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."
She added: "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."
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