Hot Shots: Beyonce Salutes Aaliyah

Published: Wednesday 7th May 2014 by Sam
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For modern R&B, both Beyonce and Aaliyah are hailed as icons and trail-blazers; divas who’ve not only moved the genre forward, but upwards too.

As such, it’s warming to see Bey pay homage to the late ‘Rock The Boat’ singer.

Taking to Instagram last night, the superstar posted fresh snaps of herself in an ensemble baring Aaliyah’s face.

Peep another pic after the jump…

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  1. Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 7, 2014

    Beautiful.

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  2. Mark111 May 7, 2014

    🙂 What those stans gonna say now? My fave is an icon.

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 7, 2014

      I’m sorry for… Forgive Me… 🙂

  3. Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 7, 2014

    Aaliyah’s best song is “One In A Million” & “I Don’t Wanna”… I love those songs!

  4. Jessica May 7, 2014

    I love Beyonce. She shows everyone love!

  5. maurice May 7, 2014

    taking a pic with the woman that would’ve ended your career on your shirt… cute.

    • Marcellas May 7, 2014

      How do you know? Can u see in the future?

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 7, 2014

      TROLL!

    • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

      See… Comments like this are just stooopid!

    • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

      Exactly!!! Couldn’t have said it better myself

    • ARTCRAP May 7, 2014

      The two ladies you see in this pic have both been f***** by Jay Z

  6. Marcellas May 7, 2014

    Hott

  7. KATY -MJ- PERRY May 7, 2014

    Aaliyah wd still be here today if she didnt have such a pathetic whispering vocal, maybe she couldve screamed “I need a parachuteeeeeee”

    • Chile Please May 7, 2014

      you tried it ugly bush

  8. H2O May 7, 2014

    I don’t like anything she’s wearing but, how nice of her !!

  9. pj May 7, 2014

    Beyonce left RNB a long time ago she is no icon in rnb maybe pop

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 7, 2014

      “4” was mostly R&B tho..

  10. fatusankoh May 7, 2014

    You go bey this why we live you you have a heart of a gold I love Aaliyah

  11. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) May 7, 2014

    I love this so much. Aaliyah + Beyoncé were friends before she passed and their men were best friends as well. I’m so glad Jay + Bey haven’t forgotten their fallen friend. It’s so sad Beyoncé fans + other haters want her to hate Aaliyah for no reason like they do. Grow up!

    • Hadley May 7, 2014

      Its also sad how Aaliyah fans hate on Beyonce saying stupid stuff like Beyonce would be non existant of Aaliyah was alive.

      • Hadley May 7, 2014

        If*

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        !

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        @Hadley because it’s the TRUTH! She wouldn’t be here

      • Hadley May 7, 2014

        No its not the truth, its what you want to believe.

    • TASHA JONES May 7, 2014

      DAME AND JAY FELL OUT BECAUSE OF AALIYAH. JAY HAD HER FIRST

      • FAF May 7, 2014

        Um Aaliyah and beyonce weren’t FRIENDS LOL they just had a few pics together Aaliyah was very private and Beyonce was just getting her career started

    • FAT May 7, 2014

      Diamond Princess girl please STHU. I guess you’re God and know if Aaliyah hadn’t not died. There would be no Beyonce. Byeeeeeeeee. Beyonce star was already getting bigger and bigger while Aaliyah was alive. I remember Russell Simmons saying in 2001, that Beyonce was the most talked about woman in Hip Hop and R&B. That was before Aaliyah died and Beyonce wasn’t even solo.

  12. TASHA JONES May 7, 2014

    AWWW BEYONCE BETTER PAY HOMAGE TO JAYS FIRST LOVE 😆

    • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

      Aaliyah got around didn’t she.

      • TASHA JONES May 7, 2014

        YES SHE DID!!!!! SHE WAS THE TRUE #INDUSTRYPUSSY
        SORRY NOT SORRY
        IF U WERE LIVING IN NYC IN THE 90S YOU KNEW

    • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

      Industry p****? Funny… Didn’t they say beyonce was like that, going around telling dudes she was a “virgin” and they all smashed thinking they were the first? Ya’ll are disgusting talking about the dead like that, eternity hell for both you ignorant b-i-t-c-h-e-s!!!

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        Why are seething over Beyonce? That person is not a beyonce fan.

  13. Hadley May 7, 2014

    Love Beyonce and Aaliyah reminds me of childhood

  14. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

    She is so overrated because of her death #NoShade. RIP tho she had some jams back in tha day!

    • TASHA JONES May 7, 2014

      INDEED

    • LOL May 7, 2014

      LOL BYTCH PLEASE.

      DESPERATEYONCE IS OVERRATED BECAUSE OF WHO SHE’S MARRIED TO.

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        How is that logical?

      • FAT May 7, 2014

        Lady Caca is passed desperate. Still trying to promote that Earthly Flop of an album haaaaaaaaaaaa

    • Blackkupid May 7, 2014

      Overated? You are either born in the 2000 or after her passing cos if u were a 90’s kid u will know that she was a well respected figure in the industry and was about to become a global phenominum!

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        Nope i was born in 1990. Aaliyah was a hot artist but she wasn’t legendary like people make out.

      • FAF May 7, 2014

        LOL @ phenominum

        Aaliyah was a very talented actress, however like I said a few weeks ago.. Brandy was the breakout teen queen of the 90s

        Monica had more #1 singles but her album sales paled in comparison to brandy she shipped more than she sold

        Aaliyahs 3rd album profited after her death because people bought it to see what they were missing

  15. did ya say bieber,gaga,miley,rita ora or bey (call me for a one night stand) May 7, 2014

    after aaliyahs death i could not play her cds or videos,just like left eye.my mum would always edit out her verses in tlc songs because i wud cry every time,i just get a lil too attached and i miss them so much but now its a lot better,its been decades & i still dont wanna admit they are gone.i just cant..either way,look at my babe bey,shes so adorable

  16. royalkev May 7, 2014

    Bey is such a sweetheart! She reminds me of Whit, she doesn’t go around hating on other talented artists at all! Aaliyah was so dope! I swear her More Than A Woman video would still slay in 2014! I’m glad Bey always shows her some love (B actually respects all my other favs: Whit, JJ, Bran and just many other legendary women)! How can you not love B!

    • beyugly May 7, 2014

      Ummm Bow Down???? T********* isn’t humble

      • royalkev May 7, 2014

        ^ But Bow Down was dedicated to B’s haters though! O_o What does that song have to do with her celebrating women in music. Maybe you should take a look at her Grammy tribute to Tina Turner (Aretha Franklin,Diana Ross,Whitney Houston,Janet Jackson,Donna Summer,Anita Baker,Ella Fitzgerald and many others were also praised that night by Bey). If that’s not being humble then I don’t what is! Bey has always respected the women that came before her.

  17. Navy Commander May 7, 2014

    Cute pic. Not cute how Sam bashes rihanna and praises Aaliyah’s vocals when….. Nvm chy

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 7, 2014

      HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA lol The Shade!

    • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

      Aaliyah had a very nice natural singing voice, beyonce had to be trained vocally. Listen to her sing as a kid she sounded like s***! Christina Aguilera had the true vocal ability from very young.

      • Gracie May 7, 2014

        Aaliyah sounded like s*** live. Look THAT up!

      • FAT May 7, 2014

        Diamonds Princess is seeeething over Beyonce lol

    • Blackkupid May 7, 2014

      Was not gonna comment until I saw ur comment. Heaven know I adore Rih! But make no mistake boo liyah will sing rih 2 the ground. And who says she has whispery voice? Have u heard 1 in a million? Or resolution! Her falseo are legendary! Clear and breezy! The only person in the industry that has a falseto that sounds close 2 hers is miz rowland! Please ! Please and please don’t even compare her 2 rih
      Have a nice day

      • FAF May 7, 2014

        Kelly Rowland sings in head voice? When?

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      But Aaliyah is a waaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy better singer than Rihanna and a much more versatile vocalist…not to mention a better dancer and made better music, hell she was just better than her period.

  18. Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

    She can pay homage to her b/c she knows she’s not coming back, beyonce is not as sweet as her or her camp would like you to think. Let’s see her pay homage to someone alive that’s better than her… She won’t b/c she’s a jealous biatch!

    • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

      But Beyonce has paid homage to nuff people who are still alive #TryAgain

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        Fail!! Like who?!!! That’s better than her? Please tell me who? I’ll wait….. !

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        Where do I start? Beyonce has paid homage to almost every black veteran in
        music from Mary J Blige to Lauryn Hill to Mariah Carey to Tina Turner to Prince you NAME IT. It hard to name someone (who someone like you would consider ‘better’ who she has NOT paid homage to). Shes even paid homage to TLC and Brandy. So SIT DOWN and do research before you chat S***!

      • FAF May 7, 2014

        ^ i think OP is saying they’re not her competition

        MJB is a solidified legend its no threat to beyonce to pay homage to her

        meanwhile u got beyonce fans saying she shits on JLO when JLO inspired her, obviously theres no getting around that

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        Beyonce has acknowledged both legends and peers. More than the average star.

    • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

      Dumba-ss NONE of those ppl are considered big right now, even though I love me some TLC! But TRUTH is they aren’t considered on top right now anyways so she can pay homage b/c she thinks she’s better than them. I said name someone who’s considered better than her right now… Reading is ESSENTIAL boo!

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        DEATH! Where did you say right now? Stop trying worm out of it because I clocked you. Homage is about showing respect for those who came before you dumbass. But Beyonce has acknowledged and praised many of her peers is thats what your getting at? Adele, Lady Gaga, Jannelle Monae, Pharrell Williams. The ‘better than her’ thing is subjective especially surrounding stars right now.

      • Gracie May 7, 2014

        Rihanna is the one who doesn’t acknowledge her peers….

      • Gracie May 7, 2014

        Bey has also acknowledged Ciara, Luke James, Miguel, Frank Ocean, j.Lo, Rihanna and countless others.

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        You can pay homage to anybody dead or alive, before or after you. And yes I clearly said originally “that’s better than her” meaning now. Reading comprehension. Adele is a big albums seller but she’s still not considered better than beyonce nor lady gaga right now anyways. Beyonce will never pay homage to those she’s threatened by you ignorant piece of s-hit! !

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        Girl the arguement is over. Who do you want to me to say? She has paid homage to enough people dead alive better (even though thats a matter of opinion) or worse. So your point is VOID.

  19. Let’s Be Real May 7, 2014

    I LOVE IT! Aaliyah was to be the next generations answer to Janet Jackson! Smooth vocals and awesome dance skills. Instead she died, C-Error emerged and…well y’all know the rest.

    Beyoncé I love her but she is looking different. I remember how thin she was at the Grammys,now she is a bit thicker …Bey girl…are.you preggo again? Please tell us lol

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      Why would she be pregnant when she’s about to embark on another tour? She’s not stupid….

    • FAF May 7, 2014

      C-error has a grammy though.. OOPS

      and she writes her own music 😆

      I see why you mad KIII

      she dances circles around shaky-voice-liyah

      • Brian310 May 7, 2014

        but she can’t sing better than her and hasn’t left an impact on the industry like her and her career hasn’t been the same since she stopped biting her swag.

  20. Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

    It’s funny she’s showing homage considering she and jay are the reason she’s not here today. There could only be one woman on top. Beyonce is an eastern star read about it! They sacrificed that poor woman

    • Dirty Laundry May 7, 2014

      Your name indicates you stan for Rihanna. She is just as much a part of these conspiracy theories so sit with your jealous self!

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        @Dirty Laundry, b-itch I don’t stan for anyone!!! Especially not crotch infected rihanna, I believe in speaking the TRUTH and being REAL!!

      • Dirty Laundry May 7, 2014

        Lies.

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        Eat dog s-hit!

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      lol

      • FAF May 7, 2014

        @Dirty Laundry Diamond princess is a trina reference.. not a rihanna reference ;/

      • Dirty Laundry May 7, 2014

        Who?

    • FAT May 7, 2014

      Damn Beyonce got Raggedy bitchhhhh mad lol

  21. Barb B**** May 7, 2014

    Nice!

  22. FutureCIARA May 7, 2014

    EAT IT BITTCH!!!

    iLive for this ensemble!!!

  23. LOL May 7, 2014

    LOL IT’S THE LEAST THIS H0 CAN DO.

    SHE OWES HER CAREER TO QUEEN AALIYAH.

    BYTCH WOULD STILL BE ONE OF DESTINY’S MAIDS IF BABY GIRL WAS STILL HERE.

    THE FLEAS KNOW ITS TRUE, THAT’S WHY THEY HATE AALIYAH SO MUCH.

    P.S., H0EONCE WAS THE ORIGINAL INDUSTRY P****, NOT AALIYAH.

    CHECK YOUR FACTS FLEAS. JAY & DAME ARENT THE ONLY ONES WHO BENT H0EONCE OVER. ASK MARQUES HOUSTON, IMMATURE, NAS, ETC. LOL

    • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

      Lmao!!! Finally some honesty!

      • royalkev May 7, 2014

        “And everyone knows girl groups usually sell more than single artists”…

        So why did …

        Bran/Monica/Aaliyah >>>>>>> Xscape, Brownstone, Total, 702, Dream, Changing Faces

        Whitney/Mariah/Celine/Janet Jackson/Madonna >>>>>> TLC, En Vogue, Salt N Pepa, SWV

        Beyonce/Rihanna/Ciara >>>>>> Danity Kane, PCD, Rich Girl, Cherish, Blaque, 3LW, Mary Mary, Nina Sky, Girlicious

        in sales?

      • royalkev May 7, 2014

        ^Whoops, this comment should be under DP’s next comment (that come after this first one)!

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      Destinys child was already outselling Aaliyah and Beyonce was filming her first MAJOR blockbuster role before Aaliyah passed away. Stay delusional…..

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        @Gracie what blockbuster role? Because Aaliyah had already filmed Romeo must Die and was working on the Matrix which was gonna be a smash before she passed. And everyone knows girl groups usually sell more than single artists. Beyonce doesn’t even see the record sales she use to when she was in DC, she makes most of her money through tours. And LMFAO @ beyonce working on a blockbuster, she CANT ACT worth of s-hit!!! If it weren’t for the leading men in these movies you speak of like Mike Meyers and cuba Gooding Jr, jamie fox, and Idris elba those “blockbusters” you speak of would have flopped harder than Cadillac Records

      • Revolution May 7, 2014

        That doesn’t change the fact Beyonce was already bigger than her.

      • Gracie May 7, 2014

        Austin Powers Goldmember >>>>> Romeo Must Die
        Lol please come again.

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        @Revolution you idiots are CLEARLY delusional b/c I just explained that, beyonce wasn’t big until Aaliyah died as a solo artist. B/c for awhile Ashanti was on top and then beyonce took over. Just dumb!

      • Revolution May 7, 2014

        Beyonce wasn’t solo while Aaliyah was alive so clearly lol.
        Im just saying it as it is. Beyonce already had a huge platform from DC which was bigger than Aaliyah. Im not hating on Aaliyah but Im coming with receipts to back up my theory not some mystic meg shyt!

      • Gracie May 7, 2014

        Beyonce released her first solo single in 02 for Goldmember and her debut album in 03! She was still apart of DC at the time of Aaliyah’s death, but she was being groomed for solo superstardom. Beyonce was already WELL KNOWN before going solo. Moreso than Kelly & Michelle. I love DC3, but we all know that Bey was the face of that group. Be seated.

      • royalkev May 7, 2014

        “And everyone knows girl groups usually sell more than single artists”…

        So why did …

        Bran/Monica/Aaliyah >>>>>>> Xscape, Brownstone, Total, 702, Dream, Changing Faces

        Whitney/Mariah/Celine/Janet Jackson/Madonna >>>>>> TLC, En Vogue, Salt N Pepa, SWV

        Beyonce/Rihanna/Ciara >>>>>> Danity Kane, PCD, Rich Girl, Cherish, Blaque, 3LW, Mary Mary, Nina Sky, Girlicious
        in sales?

    • beyugly May 7, 2014

      T********* was only bigger because Aaliyah didn’t want to be in the spotlight all the time…The only reason she didn’t sell that much records is because she was too dark for TV..

      • How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) May 7, 2014

        Lmao^

  24. Revolution May 7, 2014

    Destinys Child were already much bigger stars than Aaliyah when they were both out. They has already crossed over and were household names so Beyonce had a better chance of being bigger star. Aaliyah had not branched out of the r&b world lets be real here. Stop HATING on Beyonce its not cute. Let her shine, Aaliyah is mot here no one knows what would have happened. I saw aaliyah going more into acting towards the end.

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      Thank you!! TWOTW sold 15 million copies. Damn they outsold Aaliyah’s entire discography lmao. Beyonce was filming Austin Powers before Aaliyah’s death. Beyonce was a mainstream celebrity by the age of 20.

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        Oh the lies!!! ROTFLMAO!!! I already explained why groups outsell artists so I won’t repeat myself to you trolls.

      • Gracie May 7, 2014

        Crazy In Love was bigger than anything Aaliyah ever released.

        Btw: Beyonce WAS destinys child!

      • Revolution May 7, 2014

        Where are the lies? Im sorry but DC had a pop AND r&b audience fans aswell as r&b. independant woman alone was bigger than any Aaliyah song. Both in the US and internationally. DC stretched to a wider audience. Those are the facts!

      • Diamond Princess May 7, 2014

        Done arguing with idiots. There was not room enough for both of them, why do you think they wanted her out of the picture so badly, or why jay and damon really fell out? I’ll leave it at that! Not commenting anymore. Go back to licking bey’s a-ss and thinking your lies about a deceased woman are true and help you sleep at night! K bye now!

      • Revolution May 7, 2014

        Lol come with a real argument not a consipracy theory babe or hop along. Rihanna wouldve been dead by now if there was only room for one. In fact Jay would not have signed her in the first place. Next>>>>>

      • Sandra May 7, 2014

        @Gracie
        You clearly can’t count lol. How did DC outsell Aaliyah’s discography when Aaliyah sold way more than 15 million albums? By the way, the only reason DC sold slightly more than Aaliyah was because Aaliyah was signed to a small family owned label and didn’t have opportunity to promote her music like she would’ve done if she was signed to a major label like DC was. We all know Aaliyah’s music is better than DC/Beyonce’s music anyway

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      Diamond H** the only groups of the 00s that was big sellers were DC, N Sync, and BSB really. They made pop hits that appealed to people. If your stupid ass was correct. Why didn’t 98 Degrees and Dream outsell a lot of artist. #BYE TRAGIC H**

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      Aaliyah hadn’t crossed over yet but anyone that followed music back then would tell you she was the next IT girl, she was coming into her own and had way more credible movie roles.

  25. Gracie May 7, 2014

    The fact of the matter is, Beyonce was an international popstar and brand by the age of 20! Aaliyah was still an R&B singer a la Mya and Monica (but even she was larger than Aaliyah).

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      Her album sales didn’t reflect that.

    • Sandra May 7, 2014

      @Gracie
      Beyonce was a group member of DC at age 20, she wasn’t known as “beyonce”, she was known as one of the girls from DC. If Monica was larger than Aaliyah how come Aaliyah has outsold her?

  26. Brandys Starr May 7, 2014

    Sad people can’t make this the civil post it should be and can’t get over their pressdness for Beyonce. Why have you got to shade her to bring up Aaliyah? Yall are disrespecting her memory by trying to make this into a stan war.

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      The Aaliyah stans have been pressed over Beyonce since 03. I knew they would drag her name into it as usual.

      • Brandys Starr May 7, 2014

        I don’t even believe these ones are even Aaliyah stans. They are clearly stans of other artists like rihanna or something.

  27. HiveHighness May 7, 2014

    Not a trina fan coming for beyonce lmao sweetie ur a drag in itself

  28. H2O May 7, 2014

    I give credits when they are due, but with all respect, I don’t see how Bey owes anyone a sh*t for where she is today, specially a woman who died like 7 years after her 1st album .. The fact that I’m only just finding out about her and still yet to hear one song by her …

    Plus, implying that woman “could have ended” or was ever any threat to Bey’s career when looking at her Wiki it looks like “The Writing’s on the Wall” alone outsold all of her albums combined worldwide is pure f*ckery

    And in the end of the day, one of them is dead, the other is playing stadiums in North America. That’s what happened, just accept and move on because the “if / would/could (have)” bullsh*t will take you really nowhere ..

    • Hadley May 7, 2014

      Exactly. Standing ovation. Beyonce gets more hate from bitter Aaliyah fans than the other way round. It is what it is get over it.

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      That says more about you than her relevance tbh.

    • Sandra May 7, 2014

      @H20
      The writings on the wall did not outsell Aaliyah’s discography though, Aaliyah sold 30 million albums. Just because you’re ignorant about music and didn’t know about Aaliyah doesn’t mean she wasn’t a huge star, and left an impact big enough for people to still sample her music and talk about her 13 years after her death.

      • H2O May 8, 2014

        Didn’t she have like 3 albums and 3 of them went double platinum and were local af? I don’t know where you got the 30m figure from

  29. Mark111 May 7, 2014

    People can be so childish. Maybe Aaliyah would’ve been biiger or maybe not, doesn’t matter we will never know. But I do know who was a triple threat and already an established artist and was already doing movies while Bey was playing musical chairs. Who’s ON the red carpet and who’s WORKING on the red carpet? Even with DC selling all those records, Beyonce wasa non factor til 03.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnBMWN4aw30

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      Sit Tragic Biiiitch. THE QUEEN was the Hottest Fawkin Woman in R&B and Hip Hop in 2000 and 2001! She was DC. Get it right biitch. #AND YESSS IM BACK BIIITCHES

      • Mark111 May 7, 2014

        But your Queen just said that Aaliyah was tho. Straight out the horses’ mouth. Opps.

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      B****** Numbers Don’t Lie! #SIT TRAGIC BIITCH

      • Mark111 May 7, 2014

        You fail to realize that those are DC numbers, not Beyoncé. Forever sit h**, this interview proves everything. Sorry not sorry.

      • LDN Chick May 7, 2014

        But Beyonces solo numbers are better than Aaliyahs aswell from her debut album alone.

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      I wish I can send your simply ass back to 2000 and 2001. You then will see that THE QUEEN was the most talked about between the two and she was in an best selling group. That really was all about her. I love Aaliyah but the facts are 2000 and 2001 Beyonce >>>>> Aaliyah.

  30. waterfalls May 7, 2014

    Aaliyah had classic albums. Period.
    She’s janet’s successor with solid discography combined originality, innovative production , social theme, dance moves, visual .

    • Anne May 7, 2014

      Gosh that was pretty bad. Her vocals were along the lines of Janet and Ciara, very weak and whispery. I like some of her songs, her dancing and her style but she wouldve faded just like Brandy and Monica. It was already starting to happen before she died and then everyone started saying how big she could have been. Yeah right, just ask Brandy and Monica.

      • Brian310 May 7, 2014

        But evidence show that her star was just starting to really shine before she died and she was a versatile vocalist she could give you smooth and soft, angelic, or belting if the song called for it just go and check her national anthem video or her Oscars performance.

  31. LDN Chick May 7, 2014

    What is saying couldve/wouldve/shouldve supposed to prove? You could say that about any artist. Both Monica and Brandy have more hits or have outsold her. Aaliyah was cute if you were an fan of urban music at the time and specifically American. People in my family still get her confused with Left Eye :/
    Beyonce has enough to back up her becoming a star. Stop hating on her gosh its sickening.

    • Sandra May 7, 2014

      Brandy’s Never Say Never album has outsold any beyonce album though, so what’s your point? And no, Monica did not outsell Aaliyah.
      Let’s be objective and face the fact that Aaliyah always was and always is better than Beyance, better dancer, better vocalist, better actress, better music. And not to forget, much more beautiful. Beyance was average at all of those things, Tbh I don’t know how she got so popular. Maybe the lack of competition.

      • LDN Chick May 7, 2014

        But Brandy came out in the 90s alongside Aaliyah, Beyonce did not. And all that stuff about Aaliyah is your opinion sorry! Dangerously In Love outsold all of Aaliyahs albums without the 90s. I disagree with 90% of them. And don’t get successful for nothing the proof is in the pudding.

      • LDN Chick May 7, 2014

        And lack of competition? You must be young. There was lots of competition back then and that was when R&B music was more popular. So ask yourself why the Beyonce was accpted by the GP. Because clearly your opinion isn’t much to go by.

  32. LDN Chick May 7, 2014

    Beyonce became a star because she is Beyonce. Hence why she was able to put Ashantis career in the ground.

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      That’s very true but Ashantis demise was her inability to perform and her label crumbling once her 2nd album was released, Aaliyah was destined for something different than Ashanti but I agree with Beyoncé being Beyoncé and NO ONE being able to block her from the success she is seeing now.

  33. Ratedx(love is love) May 7, 2014

    how can you be friends with a woman your husband was in love with? did people forget both Joe Camel and Damon Dash fighting over Aaliyah?

    that picture screams “look at me, I’m an attention w****”…

    who wears a shirt with a picture of the woman your husband was fighting over with his best friend when she was alive?

    a dumb bish that’s who

    I had a good laugh over that picture…

    • katy -mj- perry May 7, 2014

      when you should be kissing her asscheeks for giving Wholiyah that exposure

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      B****** everybody isn’t an hateful bitter h** like you. THE QUEEN can let stuff go. She isn’t an insecure b****** like you. And what kind of woman comes in between to friends anyway??Your hatred for THE QUEEN has u blind and dumb ass fawk lmao. #BYEEE

    • Sandra May 7, 2014

      Yes, she didn’t pretend to write songs that others wrote, and she didn’t put her name on the credits of songs she didn’t write, like beyance has been exposed of doing multiple times.

  34. Suicide Blonde May 7, 2014

    Aaliyah remains one of the most beautiful women i’ve ever seen, her smile was like a Aurora Borealis, cute from Beyonce’s part.

  35. Mark111 May 7, 2014

    But I will say this, Beyonce did start where Aaliyah left off imo. From music to film, clearly Aaliyah paved the ground for these artist after her with edgy sounds, killing videos and with style. I see a lot of Aaliyah in Rihanna (and not in a copping way, but just a natural influence way. IMO )

    • Overdose May 7, 2014

      No that was Janet

  36. Overdose May 7, 2014

    I actually like this ensemble she looks cute.

  37. DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

    Yesssssss H*** I’m Baaaaaack! These Crumb Snatching Biiitches don’t want to give THE QUEEN her dues. THE QUEEN was still that B****** when Aaliyah was alive. Sorry not sorry. Every dude wanted her. She was it! So go sell your sloppy half ass stories to somebody else. #BOW DOWN BIIITCHES

    • Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 7, 2014

      Welcome Back!

      • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

        Thanks Stephy

  38. Stephy: Tha Elusive Chanteuse May 7, 2014

    DEATH! At Mark saying Aaliyah could hit her notes better than Mariah ever could. WHAT NOTES BOO?

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      Delusional!!! Lol

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      As a big Aaliyah stan I can’t even co-sign with what he said, but she was a better singer than you give her credit for.

  39. beyugly May 7, 2014

    Aaliyah may not have been a strong vocalist but one thing for sure the b**** can dance…ill take Aaliyah any day over a screaming, booty shaking thief..

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      And I prefer Miss Piggy singing any day over Hoeianna’s.

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      The GP disagrees. That’s why Brandy and Monica outsold her.

      • Brian310 May 7, 2014

        Monica did not out sell her, and Brandy was the IT Teenage star of the 90s but her having a baby while she was in her prime was her downfall, Aaliyah was primed to eclipse her.

  40. Gracie May 7, 2014

    Aaliyah stans being delusional as usual!! Aaliyah had a really cute, pretty falsetto but nothing to rave about! If anything, Beyonce followed in Brandys footsteps because she was a brand/triple threat in her heyday. Janet also did it before Aaliyah. So what if Aaliyah was interviewing people at the MTV movie awards! It was fitting because she had a movie out at the time. Stop reaching.

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      I love Aaliyah! I cried and cried when she died but people need to stop fooling themselves with the delusions. No man knows but God, where Beyonce or A aliyah would be today if she hadn’t perished in that plane crash. THE QUEEN already had an big falling before Aaliyah died. She was destined for superstardom! I don’t care who you are and how big u are. You can’t stop destiny! #REIGN ON QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEN

    • Sandra May 7, 2014

      @gracie
      Stop being delusional, Beyance voice is average at best, and Aaliyah’s voice was much richer and more soulful than beyance’s voice, no matter how “technically perfect” beyance’s voice is, it can never change the fact that her voice is monotone, lacks soul and emotion.

      • Yazmine May 7, 2014

        Aaliyahs not soulful lmao.

  41. Antonio May 7, 2014

    Aaliyah stans are so f****** delusional it’s quite sad. Yes, Aaliyah was big artist, but not by any means, a global superstar. The Aaliyah album was flopping when it was first released which is why her label wanted to rush out 2 singles at once (Rock the Boat/More Than a Woman) to help push the sales higher. Brandy shitted on Aaliyah during the 90s and by 2001, Beyonce already had won 2 Grammys and sold over 15 million albums WW and had 3 #1s on the Hot 100. Aaliyah’s style was a direct rip off of Janeg’s and TLC’s tbfh. The baggy pants and tank toos came from TLC and the combat boots came from Janet. Ciara never copied Aaliyah at all. Aaliyah never wrote a song in a her life, Ciara wrote damn near every song on her debut and performed at pretty much major awards show while Aaliyah was limited to just Soul Train. The only major awards Aaliyah won was a few Billboard Awards and VMAs. Ciara has a Grammy, whether it was for a video or not, it’s still a Grammy. Ciara has ASCAP Awards which are awarded to songwriters, something Aaliyah never knew about. Aaliyah never performed at the Grammys while Ciara did in 2006 as a part of a tribute performance. Stop tryna to knock Ciara and Beyonce because Aaliyah was being a diva and rushed onto a plane that was too small for her and her team.

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      I see no lies. I also see u remember Aaliyah’s first week sales. I was an fan and still an big fan. But just like THE QUEEN’S 4, it under performed. Actually Aaliyah’s first week sales were around 130k. That was considered an flop for someone of her caliber. Aaliyah’s film career was taking off but her music career was stalling. She was not that same BIG artist she was several years back. That CD was heading towards lackluster sales and that’s why MTAW and RTB was released so fast. THE QUEEN could of went solo then. And Aaliyah wouldve NOT BEEN A PROBLEM!

    • eric May 7, 2014

      The Grammys?? Aaliyah was already beyond that when she performed for the Oscars, which showed she was in fact the makings of a well-rounded global star. She continued to prove that as she branched out into movies with a talent that was all her own and worthy of the rave reviews she received. And for all the awards and trophies Aaliyah DIDN’T win, she won millions of fans and the respect of an industry that still credits her for the all-around entertainer she was.

      • eric May 7, 2014

        And very few artists can suffer low album sales and still get offered movie roles left & right. The world knew Aaliyah wasn’t just music and that’s the whole point. She had fans that stretched beyond music and it was enough to sustain her career regardless of the “Aaliyah” album. Not many artists have that luxury, and Aaliyah gained that before the age of social media.

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      The Aaliyah album gave her the highest 1st week sales of her career at that time mind you all her albums were multi-platinum and it was her fastest certified album BEFORE she died. She didn’t have gigantic 1st week sales anyone that followed Aaliyah would tell you that she was a steady album seller. All of that with a underperforming single and her promo didn’t really pick up until the month of her death.

    • Sandra May 7, 2014

      @Antonio
      Beyance did not have any success at all, that was DESTINY’S CHILD’s success, not beyonc’s. And lol at you comparing CIARA to Aaliyah, please just stop. Ciara can’t sing and had ONE successful album 10 years ago. Aaliyah was doing very well for being on a small label with no big budget for promotion, and unlike brandy and monica who both faded into obscurity by 2000, Aaliyah was slowly getting bigger and bigger and was going to be in multiple block buster movies. BTW, Aaliyah was nominated for multiple grammy’s. Not that having a grammy matters, even Milli Vanilli won a grammy.

  42. eric May 7, 2014

    Not liking this! I guarantee this is part of a bigger scheme for someone in B’s camp to get a pass from Aaliyah’s fans when they get ready to mess with Aaliyah’s estate. I see the bigger picture and it’s not pretty.

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      How did you draw that conclusion from a simple pic? Y’all are sooooo pressed lol.

      • eric May 7, 2014

        Everything Beyonce does is well planned and well thought out in advance. It’s not a simple picture. You’ll see.

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      Faggo find your life

  43. Molly May 7, 2014

    Lol Aaliyah been gone for over 10 years and now Beyonce wants to “salute” her girl bye.

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      Beyonce did a tribute to her at (I believe) the Soul Train Awards in 2001 or 2002. You probably weren’t even born yet.

      • HiveHighness May 7, 2014

        YUP DC dedicated their performance of emotion to her

  44. BossB*tchBeyonce May 7, 2014

    Digger Bey is back now we just need Slayhive & foreheadtho.!

  45. Truth B Told May 7, 2014

    Well for starters Beyoncé will always be competing with ghost of Aaliyah MJ and Whitney she will never be on their level EVER. She has no talent or education. Just a pretty face for business purposes. She is not an artist! She is a failure. It’s ashame that her or her husband does NOTHING for BLACK and GAY community and yet they are raised on a pedestal because of corporations funding the belittling and pimping out of out communities.

    • LDN Chick May 7, 2014

      The delusion. Aaliyah aint on MJ and whitneys level either.

      • Truth B Told May 7, 2014

        Every thing she has ever done is isn’t classic Beyoncé music is forgettable and trashy

      • Yazmine May 7, 2014

        In your opinion.

    • ROSEGOLD May 7, 2014

      Beyonce surpassed Aaliyah years ago when she was still alive, tbh. I say this as an Aaliyah fan.

      • Mark111 May 7, 2014

        How with no solo albums during Aaliyah life? They were NEVER compared!

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      No one could’ve have stopped Bey from getting to where she is at now but I do think Aaliyah would have been to Bey what Price was to MJ.

  46. LDN Chick May 7, 2014

    Paving the way means you did something first and other artists followed. The whole triple threat, movie, hot videos was done before her by Janet Jackson. The only thing that made Aaliyah slightly different was the whole tomboy/hip hop thing amalgmated with her image. But Beyonce has never had a tomboy image. Shes always been girlie. And TLC also did the whole hip hop/tomboy amalgamation thing first anyway. Her fans need accept she was a hot act AT THE TIME but no better than any other R&B act killing it then. She had potential but unless you are GOD you don’t know how successful she would have been.

  47. Mark111 May 7, 2014

    I LOVE TLC, but their bagginess was super baggy and bright colors. Aaliyah was always dark, slim body with small tops. Aaliyah was very NY while TLC was ATL. To me, Aaliyah and Usher were always equals and the children of MJ and Janet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s7wGawjA68

  48. Mark111 May 7, 2014

    And I’m not saying Aaliyah was THE biggest star, but what you bitter roaches won’t do is make her out to be a nobody that couldn’t sing when that’s the biggest lie ever told. Bey and Aaliyah are night and day and wasn’t even out (solo) at the same time. So the rivalry is stupid. But facts are facts and there wasn’t a Beyonce in 1994-2001, she was Beyonce Knowles, the lead of DC.

    Now if you want to bring Brandy and Mo in it, that’s a lil better. But Mo never sold more than Aaliyah and Brandy was a teen star with a hit tv show. But that all she was, she had no success after the age of 20, no lead roles in movies. She’s no different than these Disney stars today. And I can go into more details on how Aaliyah was always two or three years ahead of Brandy, Monica and Mya.

    • Gracie May 7, 2014

      Lol.

    • Yazmine May 7, 2014

      Sorry but you tried it. Beyonce stabs were not the first to throw shade.

      • Yazmine May 7, 2014

        Stans

  49. Rihboy May 7, 2014

    Her nose! Eww! And how dare she wear aaliyahs face on her! She isnt worthy! Her career would have been over! ALiyah was like a ciara that could sing! And with a good team such as beys, she would have had most out of work for a while.

  50. Mark111 May 7, 2014

    And these Bey stans are talking as if Britney Spears wasn’t a thing back then. The ONLY thing people talked about Bey was if the topic was about ASS. I recall very well.

    • Brian310 May 7, 2014

      I was just thinking that like Britney, J.lo, and Xtina were bigger than both DC and Baby girl but just like Bey eclipsed them with longevity because of her talent and music Aaliyah would’ve done the same thing. I also can’t see why people are bringing up Brandy and Monica, yes they were both huge in their teen years but as anyone can see once they got into adulthood it was hard for them to adjust to that while Aaliyah got better as she aged.

      • Mark111 May 7, 2014

        ^Right?! A lot of stars were big, it wasn’t like now with just a few big one. The 90’s had tones of stars on top. The HIVE are just childish.

      • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

        I detect LIES! Jlo was NEVER BIGGER than DC in music. Maybe in the tabloids but music. No biiiitch! Christina and Britney were selling more albums but DC had the string of hits. They won BB Artist of the year in 2001. #GET IT RIGHT B******

    • LDN Chick May 7, 2014

      What does they have to do with her still being bigger than Aaliyah?

      • Mark111 May 7, 2014

        Cause they’re making it out as if Bey was already the biggest thing or most talked about when these other women were on top of the top, even over DC. So stop it.

      • LDN Chick May 7, 2014

        No. Most people are saying that Beyonce already had a bigger platform than aaliyah to be a star. Which is the truth. Aaliyah would have needed fans need to stop saying she wouldnt have been big if she was aaliyah when the odds were on her side she even managed to take Ashanti who was top b**** then!

      • LDN Chick May 7, 2014

        Aaliyah fans need***

      • Brian310 May 7, 2014

        You would have a valid point if Beyoncé albums sold the same amount that Destiny’s Child did but they haven’t and some artist actually get better and sale better as their career progresses Prince, Janet, and Usher are good examples of that.

      • Yazmine May 7, 2014

        Beyonce first album did better than all of Aaliyahs combined.

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      And I clearly said in Hip Hop and R&B that THE QUEEN was the most talked about out of A aliyah and her.

  51. Brian310 May 7, 2014

    Beyoncé would still be Beyoncé lets not get that twisted but Aaliyah would have given the industry another alternative artist from that generation to support instead of it just being Bey and Justin cause Aaliyah would be right there with them. She had great movie roles like Bey, she could entertain like Bey, she had a likeable personality someone girls could look up to like Bey, she was fashionably ahead of her time which was starting to become apart of what these artist have to do to stand out , extremely beautiful and intelligent, and the 1 thing she had over Bey was creativity and originality. Not to mention with Missy and Tim on her side she couldn’t lose.

  52. Yazmine May 7, 2014

    Stop acting like God yall. The industry is unpredictable Aaliyah could’ve ended up like all other fallen R&B chicks or been huge yall will just never know. Nice of miss Beyonce!

    • eric May 7, 2014

      From what I hear, her work ethic and tenacity would not have allowed for her to become a has-been. We can’t say for certain, but the majority evidence suggests Aaliyah would’ve been huge.

      • Yazmine May 7, 2014

        But you do NOT know that for a fact. Anything could have happened.

  53. ASIPOFBRANDY May 7, 2014
  54. RoyalKev May 7, 2014

    It’s really no reason to compare Beyonce and Aaliyah. They weren’t at odds and their style wasn’t similar. These women were walking totally separate paths. What they did have in common was their stunning beauty, talent and class. Here’s the thing, the truth of the matter is that Aaliyah would have obstacles in 2014. R&B artists from the 90’s and early ’00’s are not getting fair treatment and that’s just something each of them would have to get around today. Few are able to. It’s not only R&B artists either — Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Britney, JLO (along with Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton, Brandy, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, TLC and even Sade) don’t sell the way they use to! Would Aaliyah have what it takes for her to remain relevant if she was still alive? Maybe. All that matters at the end of the day is that we realize that Aaliyah was an IMPORTANT artist that shouldn’t be forgotten. The Hive isn’t taking that away from her, so let’s not diminish Bey’s achievements. It’s senseless. These women are a vital part of our music culture and that’s something you can’t take away from any of them!

    • Mark111 May 7, 2014

      ^I agree.

  55. rihanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS May 7, 2014

    I think she is color struck. SHE has never rapid homage to brandy and Brandy was the 1st BLACK pop actor, singer model. She did not wish Brandy Happy B day. WHEN BRANDY celebrated 20 years, neither bey or even rih, sadly said anything.

    • Navy Commander May 7, 2014

      Smh ppl pay brandy dustttt

    • DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

      Wow. Your Rihtarted ass actually said something about Hoeianna?

  56. Mark111 May 7, 2014

    Oh snap! It has been 20 years since Back N Forth. ^Someone needs to remember that Aaliyah came first. Sorry boo.

  57. da real May 7, 2014

    The truth is……when aaliyah died it was Ashanti who took that spot..her camp even started calling her the princess of R&b. I do believe aaliyah didnt become big til after she died……..she was on the rise but never became that international star yet. Beyonce was on the rise with destiny child….beyonce solo career didnt come into olay until after Ashanti. ..and there artistry was parallel at that time

  58. Sandra May 7, 2014

    I want an Aaliyah shirt like that too! So cute.
    It’s nice of beyonce to pay homage to the Queen of Urban Pop Aaliyah, they were fans of each other when Aaliyah was alive.

  59. DIGGER BEY May 7, 2014

    Why won’t you h*** let baby girl rip?All THE QUEEN did was wear a short with her face on it. Simple as that. If this was someone else. It would be crickets on the topic but since its THE QUEEN. Let’s debate on sh*t we wouldn’t have known and tell lies.

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