Hip-hop star Missy Elliott says August 25th — the anniversary of singer Aaliyah’s passing — is no different from any other day.
“I plan to spend my day the same as any other day, because there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of [Aaliyah] or watch a video or play her music. I miss her every day.” The R&B star died in a plane crash on August 25th, 2001 after shooting her “Rock The Boat” music video in the Bahamas. Elliott fondly remembers the first time she and producer Timbaland met Aaliyah.
She says they expected her to act like a diva, but they couldn’t have been more wrong. Elliott says, quote, “[She] gave us big hugs and made us feel like we were her cousins from down South. She was a very sweet spirit!” Elliott also refuses to comment about whether or not anything is happening with a movie about Aaliyah’s life. She says, quote, “I’ve been hearing some things but don’t know how true they are, and out of respect for her family, I would wait until they announce it. That way we’ll know it’s a fact.”