Aaliyah Dana Haughton died ten years ago today in a plane crash off the Bahamas, where she was filming for her “Rock the Boat” music video. A tremendous talent, Aaliyah, whose R&B prowess was behind hits like the irresistible “Back & Forth” and Grammy-nominated Timbaland collaboration, “Try Again.” is being remembered with myriad blog tributes and lists, not to mention tweets from friends (Missy Elliott) artists for whom she helped pave the way (Ciara) R&B greats (Mary J. Blige) superstar athletes (Allen Iverson) fans and more. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite heartfelt sentiments.
Feel free to leave your own memories and thoughts in the comments below.
alleniverson: R.I.P. Aaliyah
Tyga: I stay true to myself and my style. -Aaliyah
iamdiddy: RIP Aaliyah
solangeknowles: Iv’e grown up to you, idolized you, watched others try to capture what you had to no avail. You are the one & only Aaliyah! Never forgotten.
HereSheGo: When I was younger, I used to take my hair out my ponytails and sag my pants bc I wanted to be aaliyah.