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Fans Mistake Kandi Burruss for Aaliyah In Throwback Photo Showing Her Rock-Hard Abs

A throwback photo uploaded to Kandi Burruss’ Instagram page has several fans mistaking the singer for Aaliyah.

Burruss has been spending time in the “Celebrity Big Brother” house ahead of the reality show’s Jan. 21 debut. In the meantime, the star has handed the reins of her social media accounts to friends and family. In recognition of Throwback Thursday, a shot of Burruss and her spectacular abs was uploaded to her Instagram page Jan. 17.

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“TBT: When your girl had them abs popping!” read the accompanying caption.

Fans thought the photo was stunning.

“Oh you bad bad.”

“Helleva sixpack💋💋😘😘”

“Dang them abs was definitely popping but you look even better now 😍”

And several people thought the performer resembled the late Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas 2001.

“Lol I thought that was Aaliyah at first 🤣🤣🤣😍❤️”

“Looking like Aaliyah 🔥🔥🔥”

“@kandi Giving me Aaliyah❤️”

“Thought this was Aaliyah tho had to double back.”

“For a min a thought it was aaliyah 👌🔥”

“@roaryblaze I thought the same thing.”

While that particular photo wasn’t of the “More Than a Woman” singer, Burruss’ page did recognize the late star’s birthday a day earlier. A photo of the ’90s hit-maker was uploaded to the account on Jan. 16, which would have been Aaliyah’s 40th birthday.

The crooner has made a habit of recognizing the singer known as Baby Girl over the years.

In 2013, Burruss posted a pic with Aaliyah at a party with Foxy Brown. Three years after that, Burruss posted the same picture in recognition of the performer’s passing.

While the singer-songwriter never collaborated with the raven-haired beauty before her death, Burruss did work with other hit-makers of the period. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star counts Destiny’s ChildWhitney Houston, TLC and Mariah Carey among those for whom she’s written songs. The Beyoncé-led girl group perhaps should give the most credit to Burruss, as she’s responsible for several of their singles from their multi-platinum album “The Writing’s on the Wall.” They include “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Bug a Boo.”

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