In 2001, R&B singer Aaliyah's voice was forever silenced after she died in a plane crash at the age of 22. And in the years since, fans have wondered if never-before-released music from the late chart-topping siren might one day surface. Longtime mentor and collaborator, Timbaland, who produced instantly recognizable hits for Aaliyah including "Are You That Somebody" and "More Than a Woman," teased that someday something from the singer might hit the airwaves again.
"Yeah, it’s unreleased. The only holdup is the business," Timbaland shared on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday. "Making sure it’s all in-cohesive to what the family and everybody wants."
And while Timbaland works on getting everything in order to eventually release those songs, you can bet he won't be passing the time by watching the 2014 Lifetime biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, which starred Alexandra Shipp in the titular role. "It was the weirdest thing ever. I never watched it. So, I just saw what people were telling me about it," he said. "And when I saw the previews, I was like, ‘Oh no, this can’t be’. You can’t watch something that’s going to make you throw up. You can’t."
In addition to opening up about Aaliyah, Timbaland also dished about Justin Timberlake's 2002 hit, "Cry Me a River," and if its muse happens to be Justin's famous ex, Britney Spears. Check it out below.
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