Missy Elliott: “No One Told Me About New Aaliyah Album”

Published: Friday 10th Aug 2012 by David

As one of the many masterminds to craft Aaliyah‘s trademark sound, there was little doubt Missy Elliott would be called to  contribute on the star’s recently confirmed posthumous album.

Unfortunately, despite her contributions to the music they are undoubtedly profiting from, Elliott has revealed that the singer’s label Blackground Recordings did not invite her to work on the LP.

Claiming, that the ailing music group is yet to even tell her about the project.

Her comments below…

The above is a screen cap pulled from the Rapper’s Twitter page today, holding her aforementioned statement.

Sure to worsen the label’s already tainted image, her remarks couldn’t have come at a worse time- considering the group’s claim that a song written by Missy would appear on the album.

This, one day they released a statement to Billboard Biz denying reports ‘Take Care’ beau Drake was to executive produce the album, only to retract the statement and announce he was to oversee the project.

A project, many believe is being pushed to rescue the struggling label, who recently came under fire for their mishandling of vocal firework JoJo, one of the remaining acts signed to their thinning roster.

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  1. izzy2011 August 10, 2012

    A hot mess! Things need to be planned before info is released to the public!

    • IM August 10, 2012

      this is all about power someone wants total control and i don’t know who it is and it,s costing alot of probs.

      • Realist : Navy-Nazi August 10, 2012

        LMAO GURL you took the words out of my mouth. HOT F****** MESS. One minute timbaland didn’t know anything about an Aaliyah album…the next minute timbaland and missy were reported to being working on two tracks for the album ..now missy dosen’t know a thing about it. aaliyah parents gave drake permission…then her brother wrote on facebook that there will be no new Aaliyah album..drake wasn’t the executive producer now he is but blackground records was…I don’t what the hell to believe. gosh aaliyah must be rolling in her grave.

  2. Mr Bradshaw August 10, 2012

    I’m sorry. I’m not here for this project. All this shady mess going on. Too much back and forth. Label just trying to make a buck. No ma’am.

    Let this girl rest.

    • FAF August 10, 2012

      @MIssy So what ? her family is already going for it.. Missy & timb don’t own Aaliyah’s legacy I swear these money-hungry leeches are doing a bit much! I love Missy but it seems more like she’s wanting to control how the project goes than to be supportive and keep Aaliyah’s memory alive… . #NOSHADE

    • Nik August 10, 2012

      All this back and forth, I wonder were trying to say what the fans wanted to hear? I don’t know but they playing with our emotions.

  3. Xavier August 10, 2012

    this is ugly. They need to stop and just get the process going on this album. Missy and Tim had YEARS to do this so they cannot be mad if someone else takes the initiative. Who cares? Im ready for new music from Aaliyah

    • lala August 10, 2012

      This is not something to be rushed.. I don’t think her family has accepted for anyone to put out a posthumous album, hence why it hasnt been put out? Maybe they were respecting the family’s wishes instead of being selfish.

    • Truth(theREALISTubitch) August 11, 2012

      U should not b alive. THATS just how dumb U soynd

  4. Nik August 10, 2012

    Futher confirms this shouldn’t even happen. Too much drama putting it together.

    • FAF August 10, 2012

      But her family is already in favor… why should it stop b/c of Missy or Tmibaland? I’ll wait……… .

      • Nik August 10, 2012

        Not only because I don’t believe unfinished music of deceased artist should be released without their input, but also because of all the messiness surrounding it. How do you know her parents are involved? because they said it, they also said Missy was apart it and see that ain’t true.

      • my ways August 10, 2012

        @FAF sit yo ass down somewhere dumb ass

      • FAF August 10, 2012

        @my ways HOW MY D*** TASTE?? lol

      • Cadyh August 10, 2012

        @FAF Aaliyah BROTHER nor MOTHER has put out a statement yet and her brother already said there shouldn’t be an Aaliyah album.

      • Eric August 10, 2012

        @Cadyh Thank you. That’s exactly what I’m saying.

      • Truth(theREALISTubitch) August 11, 2012

        No one need to even respond to this DUMB b**** on this issue. Her brother said ot wont b supported by the family. #NUFFSAID

  5. okno August 10, 2012

    This is a b******* of a mess they are not telling the truth this really is upsetting my heart

  6. MJ Lover August 10, 2012

    What the f*** is going on?! I’m really not here for this new Aaliyah album anyway. Drake, sit down with your obsessed f****** ass, b****. You really need help because your obsession with aaliyah is really staring to creep everybody out.

    And the Label need to sit it’s shady ass the f*** down. We ALL now that yall are doing this for money. You ain’t fooling nobody. Let miss Aalihay rest in peace and stop f****** trying to make money out of these dead artist. F****** shady c****.

    • J. CHRIS August 11, 2012

      LOL you just went clean INNNN!!!

  7. MaZ August 10, 2012

    Total Mess!

  8. Suicide Blonde August 10, 2012

    Such a shame this is happen to Aaliyah.

    • My hip, my back August 10, 2012

      what exactly “is happen” to aaliyah? sit down and shut up h**

      • Suicide Blonde August 10, 2012

        Easy man!… all this people tryng to make publicity with her name, did i say something wrong, some people in this site needs anger management therapy.

      • Ej August 11, 2012

        Nah…we just don’t like you.

  9. Honestly Speaking August 10, 2012

    This project is getting messier and messier everyday. I was excited about it at first but all of the drama and disorganization surrounding it is beginning to turn me off the idea of a new album from Aaliyah. If they can’t get it together and do this project tastefully then they would be better off just leaving her vocals and unreleased material alone. This whole this is just becoming sadder by the day and I’m honestly not here for people trying to make a mockery out of her legacy.

    • Honestly Speaking August 10, 2012

      *turn me off to the idea

      • Honestly Speaking August 10, 2012

        *thing

        Gosh so many typos. TGJ needs to get an option on here to edit posts because I would like to not look illiterate on a blog that is frequented by who knows how many people lol.

      • RICHANDBLACK11(UNLIKE RIHANNA, BUT RICH LIKE BEYONCE 300+MM) August 10, 2012

        c***

  10. monstarebel August 10, 2012

    Omg poor Aaliyah stop messing up these people legacies let the girl rest in piece

  11. Nick August 10, 2012

    drake needs to sit down!
    this is basically all his fault

  12. Viciousss August 10, 2012

    This is so sad.

    Aaliyah loved life and loved people. She wasn’t abot drama or material things. She wanted her music to be an extension of herself.

    Now an album with her name on it is being forced through after her death. Her family doesn’t want it. Those closest to her don’t have any input on it. And some obsessed freak who never knew her is determined to make sure his name is connected to every aspect of it.

    I am so sorry for her. No peace even in death. Let this be a lesson to all singers and rappers of today. No matter how young you are, no matter where you are in your career PLEASE make sure your music is protected from thirsty leeches who would use it for their own financial gains.

    Let the desperate stans have it with Drake, no real Aaliyah fan is supporting this mess.

    • Honestly Speaking August 10, 2012

      This comment sums up the entire situation perfectly. I was actually interested in hearing what they would be able to come up with because I was under the impression that they were going to be handling the situation with the utmost respect and delicacy. Instead we’ve gotten a rushed out “single” from the project that doesn’t even sound completed and all of this drama behind the scenes coming to the light. Honestly I wouldn’t mind if this were some other artist who was still around and able to defend themselves but it isn’t right for them to try and make a profit from her name and then go and not even handle the making of the album correctly. I’m just over it. They should cut their losses and leave her legacy alone.

    • Eric August 10, 2012

      @Viciousss Well said!!

    • truth tea August 11, 2012

      “she wanted her music to be an extension of herself” i like aaliyah,
      but she never wrote her own songs.

  13. Viciousss August 10, 2012

    I can’t think of anything more f***** up than Missy having to learn about this album from a Twitter follower.

    F****** Drake and that lame ass group didn’t even have the balls to approach those that loved Aaliyah the most.

    Horrible. Guess that answers my question of why hey let this happen…they didn’t en know.

  14. BitchSitChoAssDown August 10, 2012

    shady s*** is going down! smfh!

  15. Jay Jay August 10, 2012

    Off topic but Where is Missy’s new album or single????

  16. messymel August 10, 2012

    Good Lawd it just keeps getting worse. Sounds to me like Drake & Aaliyah’s uncle are the real ones wanting this. Drake, because he’s obsessed and the uncle because he’s greedy and works at the label. her immediate family said they had no desire for this. if they wanted this done, Missy and Timbo would’ve done it a long time ago. We all know this. So this latest push is coming from Drake’s stalker ass and the label.

    and now that the press is so bad and the feedback for the song was so poor, they are trying to make it appear that everyone was on board from the start when obviously that’s not the case. NOW they want Missy & Timbo to co-sign and play along for appearances sake. smh

  17. RG2 August 10, 2012

    Barry Hankerson and Blackground Records y’all need to sit your asses DOWN. At first I thought an Aaliyah project with her unreleased music would be dope, but y’all have turned this entire thing into a TUMBLING HOT ASS MESS, now I don’t even want it to happen; not if its gonna happen for the wrong reasons ($MONEY$), or created in the wrong way. Y’ALL OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED for this crazy fiasco. STOP GIVING FALSE HOPE TO FANS WHO TRULLY ADORED AALIYAH. She’s been gone for almost eleven years and now y’all wanna release her music when the family clearly said NO. If Aaliyah’s parents didn’t approve the biopic movie two years ago why would y’all think a new Aaliyah was okay. I don’t care if her uncle own’s her material or not, HE NEEDS TO EITHER DO IT RIGHT OR LET IT GO.

  18. RG2 August 10, 2012

    >:( THIS IS F***** UP TO NOT EVEN INFORM MISSY ELLIOT. Missy & Aaliyah were really close almost like a big sister and little sister relationship. This entire situation is just SICK, from Aubrey’s (Drake) obsession with Aaliyah, to the record label going against the family’s wishes, and now they weren’t gonna include Missy or Timbaland, the people actually helped Aaliyah with her signature sound in the studio. I’m done with this s*** SMFH.

  19. Nick August 10, 2012

    these people in the music industry are getting worse and worse
    they can’t even product a good record anymore and they have no respect at all!
    how dare Drake!

    this is why I love people like Quincy Jones who would put his heart and soul into a project.

    I feel bad for the up and coming

  20. RG2 August 10, 2012

    I don’t approve of industry leeches making money off of dead peoples music, especially because the person who has died is not here to actually make the music. Some may or may not like this comment but IDC.

  21. Eric August 10, 2012

    I still can’t get past the fact that Blackground thinks it’s okay to “invite” Tim and Missy to be a part of the project. Tim and Missy were always FIRST on Aaliyah’s list for anything having to do with music, and here Blackground is going to them last. Shame.

  22. prince August 10, 2012

    i think people are being really dumb with the missy and timbaland..aaliyah was obviously musically growing apart from them. her last album only had 4 songs produced by them., so people should really stop saying they need to be on this album. I also think when the people said missy and timbaland were involved i think they meant that they had produced some of the unreleased music that they were planning to use, which wouldn’t make their statement incorrect. people want this to be so shady that they dont pay attention to the facts.

    • Nik August 10, 2012

      I think it was on the BET special for the 10th anniversary of her death where Timbaland said they didn’t get to work together as much because of conflicting schedules but she wanted him to be on the album. They did say they were going to use an unreleased track produced by Missy but they also said Missy and Timbaland will definitely be involved.

  23. JER August 10, 2012

    In all honesty, NO ONE is checking for a new Aaliyah album. All Aaliyah’s stans are in their damn 30’s! Aint nobody wanna hear them try to “Freshen” her up for 2013. No one is here for that, and on TOP OF THAT Tim and Missy arent’ even involved i can’t.

    • XoMoDe August 11, 2012

      Your post barely made sense. Seriously, what did you score on the SAT’s? You need to take your ass back to school in 2013, because you sound immensely retarded. Hush.

    • EnRanc August 11, 2012

      “All Aaliyah’s stans are in their damn 30′s!”

      …and?!
      At least 30-somethings are more likely to actually spend money for a whole CD; rather than just $1.29 on a piddly little single download from iTunes — which is why artists with fans younger than “30” don’t sell s***…like your talentless girl Rihanna. Who’s checking for her? Nobody. Because nobody trusts her whole CD to be worth the measly $10, not even her own stans, which is why her album ain’t even platinum after damn near a year.

      Have a seat, little girl.

  24. Truff August 11, 2012

    Drake and the whole youngoney click gay !!

  25. MC the place to be!! August 11, 2012

    well like mariah carey always say “I can’t even know what to say” #kanyeshrug

  26. truth tea August 11, 2012

    i like aaliyah but the album will flop. her sales when she was alive were nothing to write home about, what makes them think she will do impressive numbers a decade after death?
    im not buying this.

    • mobwife August 11, 2012

      I do think with the lies and confusion behind the production of a new Aailyah CD, some will be turned off by the project!

      However, it’s only been in recent years with the MEDIA & MUSIC INDUSTRY MONOPOLIES, has there been a need for every artists regardless of their Musical Genre to have hit records on the POP HOT 100 Charts. No FAN gave a damn about 1st week #1s. We never needed or care about this number. This is a FAKE INDEX the “POWERS THE BE” – who now control the industry – has put forth. The notion that a CD has to go GOLD, PLATINUM or DIAMOND in it’s 1st week of sells in order to be declared a great CD is a crazy a** LIE!

  27. mobwife August 11, 2012

    I knew this was a damn “MONEY GRAB”! All of a sudden here comes “Eddie Monster” Drake-Evelyn’s bottle throwing a** claiming he is going to produce a CD using Aaliyah’s vocals. Her uncle and cousin at that “defunct” label need to sit the f**k all the way down!

    No MISSY, No TIMBO, No GINUWINE, No parent/immediate family approval —-> NO THANKS!

  28. kaire August 11, 2012

    I didn’t see anything that said Missy nor Tim were mad because they weren’t in control of the project, all I’ve seen is that, they didn’t know about it yet ppl are saying they are working on tracks for it, as for the label-who? and as far as Drake-why? did he know her? I’m an Aaliyah fan but i don’t want an album from ” her” that’s not an album from her

  29. j August 11, 2012

    As a huge Aaliyah fan, I honestly wish they would leave this project alone. It sounds like a mess behind the scenes and I would really hate for Drake of all people to tarnish her sound. I wish they would respect her family’s wishes and leave Aaliyah be. R.I.P. Babygirl

  30. MORETHANAWOMAN August 13, 2012

    DRAKE HASN’T SPOKEN TO HER PARENTS, HE GOT THAT INFO FROM HER SNAKE OF AN UNCLE AKA BARRY HANKERSON AND HER DUMB COUSIN AKA JOMO HANKERSON THE TWO IDIOTS COMBINED TO RUN BLACKGROUND RECORDS (WELL WHAT’S LEFT ANYWAY) THEY SAW HOW OBSESSED DRAKE WAS/IS WITH AALIYAH AND FIGURED THEY COULD MAKE MONEY OFF OF THIS SO THEY ARE GOING TO RUN WITH IT, THEY ARE STILL PISSED WITH TIMBALAND FOR SUEING AND BEGGING TO BE RELEASED FROM THE ALBUM A FEW YEARS AGO…..BUT OF COURSE REAL ALLIYAH FANS WANT THEM INVOLVED WITH HER ALBUM SO HERE ARE JOMO AND BARRY TELLING MORE LIES AND TRYING TO COVER UP THEIR SHADE!! IF THEY WANTED TIM AND MISSY INVOLVED WHY NOT DO IT YEARS AGO……TRUTH IS THEY DON’T BUT THEY’RE JUST SAYING WHAT THEY THINK PEOPLE WANT TO HERE. AND FOR THE RECORD RASHAD POSTED THAT STATEMENT ON HIS TWITER EARLIER THIS YR WHEN PRODUCER TWEETED THAT THERE WAS A NEW AALIYAH ALBUM COMING OUT…….REPORTS ABOUT A FB POST IS BS, THAT WAS THE SAME POST FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR! SO FAR HE HASN’T SAID A WORD, GOOD OR BAD. HER MOM OR DAD HAS NEVER SAID ANYTHING TO ANYONE OR TRIED TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF THEIR DAUGHTER!!

    • MORETHANAWOMAN August 13, 2012

      **AALIYAH**

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