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Missy Elliott pays tribute to Aaliyah

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On Saturday marked the 17th death anniversary of singer Aaliyah (Aaliyah Dana Haughton).

Rapper Missy Elliott paid tribute to the singer via social media.

The Work It rapper posted a video where a message is being written to Aaliyah on a notepad.

“Aaliyah, we miss you so much. But your legacy will live on forever and ever.”

Thereafter, Elliott gave a preview of Aaliyah memorabilia that is placed directly above the written message.

In addition to the video, Elliott tweeted:

“Aaliyah (Babygirl) I can only imagine how great you would be today winning oscars & creating sick music & still setting fashion trends! Your mom & brother @RAD_6 & your fans been holding it down 4 u <3 you will always be A One in A Million sleep peacefully angel Babygirl.”

Throughout Elliott’s Instagram @missymisdemeanorelliott, there a number of photographs in reference to Aaliyah.

In June, Elliott shared to her fans a release of Aaliyah inspired cosmetics line with MAC cosmetics.

#AaliyahForMAC this is so Beautiful big up to her fans who worked so diligently to get signatures to make this happen they never gave up even when people said it won’t happen they fought hard for Babygirl & with the guidance of Aaliyah’s brother @radmax6 who worked hard too! years later her impact still LIVES ON🙌🏾💄🌹”

At the age of 12, Aaliyah scored two record deals – Jive Records and Blackground Records. Her first debut album in 1994 Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number was recorded when she was 14 years old – which sold nearly 74,000 copies within the first week of release.

The singer performed at the 1998 Academy Awards at aged 19, making her the youngest woman ever to perform at the Oscars.

In 1999, Romeo Must Die was the first major movie Aaliyah starred in. She also took on the role of executive producer for the movie’s soundtrack – which includes hit single Try Again.

Aaliyah passed away in the Bahamas on August 25, 2001 at the age of 22. The singer was in the Bahamas shooting a music video for Rock the Boat.

The filming wrapped up a day earlier than expected. The singer and her team members boarded on a flight back to the U.S which crashed shortly after takeoff. Tragically, there were no survivors from the accident.

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