The battle for the legacy of Aaliyah heats up. Rapper Drake has made no secret of his love for singer who died in a plane crash at 21-years old in 2001. Drake’s near obsession has resulted in two tattoos, a new single released earlier this week and a proposed posthumous album – but not everyone is thrilled namely Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton.
Aaliyah’s family said that they have no plans to release an album.
“There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family,” wrote Rashad on Facebook fan page.
Drake’s song, “Enough Said,” features Aaliyah vocals that have never been heard publicly. The entire Drake project has also drawn raised eyebrows from the singer’s former recording partners and friends Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who feel they should be involved in any Aaliyah endeavors.
“I know they trying to drop some Aaliyah records, but if he do it, it should be with me and Missy [Elliot]. The proper way for him to do that would be for me, him and Missy to be all on the record. But to put it on his record, would just not be right,” Timbaland said on New York’s Power 105.1 radio station.
Aaliyah’s brother Rashad also squashed rumors of a biopic being in the works.
“No female I’ve seen can play my sister.”