Timbaland: “I Was In Love With Aaliyah”

Published: Friday 16th Dec 2011 by Sam

Renown for speaking a language of ‘HITS’, producer Timbaland isn’t one for making headlines. However, his recent comments about late protegee Aaliyah and his feelings for her certainly make for quite the intriguing read.

Full story after the jump…

The hitmaker, real name Timothy Mosley, lifts the lid on his world in a forthcoming episode of E! True Hollywood Story, and serves up many a shocking soundbite. Peep them below…

On Aaliyah:

“When I first met Aaliyah—it’s time for the world to hear this, I’m gonna give up a little secret—I was in love with her. I said, But I’m not… She just a baby, I’m old. I said to myself, ‘I’m just gonna be her brother.’ Oh man, I was fightin’, I was fightin’ a lot—a big war. But I loved Aaliyah.”

On Justin Timberlake:

“Me and Justin, it’s the weirdest thing. We just say we’re gonna kill them and then we kill them…We get together, we break bread and we spill out music. That’s what we do.”

On Missy Elliott:

“She was just super dope…she was God-sent; that was my sister.”

On his weight gain:

“I was almost 400 pounds. Who wants to be a 400-pound black man? I’m looking in the mirror, my breast is bigger than a girl breast. And I was saying, ‘That ain’t cool.’ So I got very depressed, like suicidal depressed.”

On his marriage to wife Monique:

“It’s probably hard to be married to me. It’s not easy. I’m a musical genius. I’m weird, I do crazy things, it’s not like the average norm. But I’m a loving guy.”

“True Hollywood Story: Timbaland” airs Tuesday December 20th at 9 pm EST on E!

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  1. YUPPITSME December 16, 2011

    i would be in love too she was a gorgeous woman and a beautiful person in & out

  2. Ready December 16, 2011

    his wife shockingly resembles the late Aaliyah

  3. RATEDXXX(tricks are for kids) December 16, 2011

    the question should be, who wasnt in love with Aaliyah?

    damn she had all these those dudes going nuts over her..

    1.jay z
    2.damon dash
    4.r kelly

    so on….

    i remember damon dash and jayz fighting over aaliyah…..lol

    • joseywales November 17, 2014

      I was in love with her too..big time..had two of my drawings I’d done of her tattooed on me..even made some dolls of her for each video she made…they look like her to the t,.gave one to her parents and to her uncle.,r kelly was the lucky guy that he was married to her..

  4. Justathought December 16, 2011

    A blind man can tell that girl is fine. Don’t blame you Timb.

  5. TruthTeller December 16, 2011

    R.Kelly, Lesbo Missy & now Timbaland …
    Has anybody of her producer ever work with her for her talent instead of the fact that they all wanted her goodies?

  6. Justathought December 16, 2011

    @ratedxx hahahaha yea i remember Jay and Dame fighting over her. S*** whoi wouldn’t??! *puts my boxing gloves on*

  7. MaZ December 16, 2011

    Who wouldn’t fall in love with Aaliyah, even the birds would fall in love with her.
    She was simply beautiful. R.I.P Baby Girl.

  8. ashgino December 16, 2011

    Either Timbaland is trying to collect my royalty checks by saying this ish, or he is telling the truth, becuz his wife kinda do look like he pidked her out becuz she resembled aaliyah

  9. ashgino December 16, 2011

    *more royalty checks

  10. RATEDXXX(tricks are for kids) December 16, 2011



    she was sleeping with both men at the same time..and they both knew it..and they both still were fighting over her…..baby girl had it going on…..

    if she still were alive, trust and believe jayz would be callin her, the hottest chick in the game…..

  11. Teflon Boy December 16, 2011

    Ain’t mad at u Tim…, Aaliyah was delectable. Point. Blank. Period. and soooo NOT full of herself which just pushed her over the edge for me. Miss u xx

  12. We don’t Stan for birds. December 16, 2011

    R.I.P. Aaliyah

    Such a sweetheart,and yes she was cute…

  13. STR8FACTS December 16, 2011

    Such a f****** double standard. I don’t understand why when a man in the industry says that they thought Aaliyah was beautiful or they had a crush on her she was AUTOMATICALLY sleeping with them? Why can’t people just accept the fact that she was a beautiful woman?

    Jay-Z still respects Aaliyah till this day and speaks highly of her, do you people think that if she was some s*** he was f****** along with his homeboy that he would evn mention her? do you think he has that type of respect for his h***? absolutely not. furthermore why would damon dash plan on marrying a woman like that? gtfoh

    It just blows my mind when people say derrogatory things like that about her, its not fair and she didn’t ask to be the beautiful woman she was but nonetheless she was blessed and she should have to deal with people thinking she slept around just for being pretty.

    What’s even worse is that for years people have said that aaliyah was with ginuwine, timbaland, and a bunch of other celebrities and they have both camr out and said there was nothing going on between them but they thought she was beautiful but too young, but people still insist she must’ve done something? smh.

  14. mobwife December 16, 2011

    Well “Baby Girl” was beautiful, talented, and very nice with a ” dark edge” to her. I can see why men and lesbians *cough* Missy were in love with her. Her death was really a tragedy! She was just coming into her own. I feel the same way about Amy Winehouse. Just two of the many talents that died too soon…Jim Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Corban (sp?) etc.

  15. Pucci December 16, 2011

    @RATEDXXX(tricks are for kids)

    I find your comment very disrespectful. First off, since when has sleeping around been something to uplift? Secondly, why would you even say those things about Aaliyah? Why would Jay-Z talk highly of her till this day & why would Dame Dash even plan to marry a woman who was with his homeboy? smh… You KIDS need to sit down somewhere.

  16. BeyonceLoover December 17, 2011

    @Str8facts: because Aaliyah was a w**** who got pregnant at 15 by a grown ass man *cough* *cough* RKelly.

    She was a teen sleeping with grown men. So it is not that hard to believe that she was sleeping with them

    truth hurts

  17. RATEDXXX(tricks are for kids) December 17, 2011


    PUMP ur breaks……

    what part of my comment was disrespectful?..

    this is a post about one of the dudes that was in love with aaliyah..and i commented that boh jayz and dame dash used to fight over her..and she was sleeping with both of them at the same time..

    u need to calm the hell down….if somebody choose to sleep around, its their p****..unless she was f****** ur man or ur girl, her p**** aint had s*** to do with ur up lifting b*******..

  18. RATEDXXX(tricks are for kids) December 17, 2011

    I was and still is a big fan of Aaliyah..but that girl was not innocent……

    how are we degrading her name by stating all the dudes that was in love with her and f***** her..it was a known fact that she married r kelly at 15

    slept with both jayz and damon around the same time..and they had a huge fall out over that s***..

    i wouldnt call aaliyah a w****/h**…because ive done way worse than her..but she wasnt an innocent virgin…

  19. Jason UK December 17, 2011

    from r kelly to jay z and to dame dash either timbalnd have new muzik coming or produced an upcoming album and saying this for publicist or he slept with her

  20. Musiclover December 17, 2011

    Y;all are stupid.. So Aaliyah dating 3 men (kelly, jay z, damon dash) makes her a h**? How many Men have y’all dated? just 1 your whole life? y’all are f****** dumb asses

  21. RATEDXXX(tricks are for kids) December 17, 2011

    who the hell calling Aaliyah a w****/h**?

    i said, I wouldnt call Aaliayah a w****/h** because i probably slept with way more men than she did..

  22. MISHKA December 17, 2011

    Okay then.

  23. YOOSONDALOOSE December 17, 2011

    Who didn’t love Aaliyah?

  24. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) December 17, 2011

    That’s a huge revelation!!And as a die-hard Aaliyah fan, I’m glad that I learnt it…

    Some people here are stupid and spread negativity in a post that is merely for Aaliyah fans.She didn’t sleep with all those men, she wasn’t a s***.Look at what Monica said about her; she said Aaliyah was conservative and shy.And also Aaliyah was EDUCATED, an A+ student, why would she act like a w****?Why can’t people just stop searching for pointless intrigues and hidden scandals and just stick to the truth that’s staring at them : AALIYAH WAS A BEAUTIFUL TALENTED GIRL THAT EVERYONE BACK THEN ADMIRED.Simple as…SMH

  25. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) December 17, 2011

    And that R Kelly story…I just CAN’T!

    This s*** was a rumour!!It’s a tabloid rumour!It’s never been confirmed.It’s just like the rumours magazines are reporting for Beyonce’s pregnancy now.Would you take any of those rumours, perceive them as facts and run with them??NO!So, why do you do that for a rumour that dates back to 1995??Just because you don’t have proof that it’s fake, that means it has to be true??If that’s the rationale, then you’re just desperately trying to start s*** or you’re too easily convinced.SMH again!

  26. Army of queen Aaliyah & Lil kim December 17, 2011

    This Post Is Just Too MESSY! HOW The F*** Do You Know Who She Was Sleeping With Or Not?! …….*WAITS* OH OK!

    Back To The Post Aaliyah Was A Bad B**** Naturally! S*** Everybody Was Attracted To Her! (Unlike Nicki Minaj, Lola Monroe & etc,) If She Was A Player Then KUDOS To Her But Just Cause She Was Playing Dudes (Which Isn’t Most Likely The Case) That Doesn’t Mean She Was Sleeping Around! And I Know Most Of Y’all Ain’t No VIRGIN Mary’s Either ! So Chileee BYE!

  27. riri December 17, 2011

    @rated xxx s*** your ass down. you did not know her. humble yourself and stop acting as if you know who she was and what men she f*****.

    just saying…

  28. swagg December 19, 2011

    well at the end of the day Aaliyah was a bad b**** that the industry needed u can find girls who have some of her qualities but not ALL of them thats why she will never be replaced ..find some one who can sing dance act and look that beautiful while doing it all dont think we have since she passed

  29. Pucci December 19, 2011

    @RATEDXXX(tricks are for kids)

    First off, re-read your comment & then take longer than a second to think. You’re basically calling her a h** just becasue men found her attractive. That doesn’t mean they slept with her. I know a whole bunch of ppl, including Dame Dash & Jay-Z wouldn’t appreciate your comment or you defending it the way you are.

    But you see there’s no need to get mad @ you. Ppl like you take things from TABLOIDS (rumors that have not been proven) & take them as factual truths. Was Aaliyah innocent? NO WAY, she was human & we all make mistakes, but to speak about her personal life as if you’re in the KNOW & then UPLIFTING IT & JUSTIFYING your claim is HIGLY disrespectful PERIOD. No real Aaliyah FAN, would say those things, but hey you must be young, only a young person from this new generation would take sleeping around as a thing to CELEBRATE.

    btw, we’re not saying that she’s innocent, but given how much ppl respected her TALENT & her music & even til this day NO ONE has a BAD thing to say about her. Her sleeping around would be highly unlikely. You reduced her to level of Superhead, & don’t nobody got anything nice to say about that chick (for many reasons) even though she did the things she did to support herself & her son.

  30. bujusubjugating September 14, 2012

    she was a good girl, she f***** my boy last summer, I respect her music

    • Robby Singer June 12, 2018

      F*** ALL U AALIYAH HATERS! u need 2 RESCEPT HER MOM she’s still is hurting from losing her only daughter. AALIYAH was a very BEAUTIFUL/LOVING young woman she really LOVED everybody not sleeping with all of them. i don’t blamed timbaland 4 begin in LOVE w/AALIYAH possible missy to of course ginuwine. timaband/ginuwine admitted that they pick women 2 look like THE BEAUTIFUL AALIYAH , far as i know timbaland/ginuwine NEVER TOUCH AALIYAH in a SEXUAL way they were more like bro/sis. AALIYAH was not gay but missy i don’t put nothin’ pass her w/ some1 pretty like AALIYAH most defintly did it with her u can tell the way that missy always all over AALIYAH. RIP MY BEAUTIFUL ANGEL!

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