Earlier this week we got to hear the first new posthumous Aaliyah track, Enough Said featuring Drake and a lot of us had mixed feelings about the amazingness that is and was Aaliyah being re-introduced to the world via young Drizzy. There were also a lot of unanswered questions about who would actually be involved in the project (other than Drake), and whether or not Timbaland and Missy Elliot would be called on for production. A couple of days ago a statement surfaced that was allegedly from Aaliyah‘s brother Rashad Haughton. It read, ‘there is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.‘ However, others came forward and said that the Facebook account through which that statement had been released had been hacked and that this was an old statement from many months ago (notice there was no mention of Drake). And Drake himself has come forward and said (in the video above, which was recorded prior to all this drama) that all of the appropriate people who should be involved will be involved with the project. Watch the video and click inside to get more deets.
Now shortly after the alleged statement was released, Miss Info reported that a “high-level source” at Blackground Records (which is run by Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson and cousin Jomo Hankerson) sent her the following message:
Let them know that it’s family stuff that we’re working thru now but Aaliyah’s mother wanted us to do this!
Honestly, I’m not sure what all this means. Maybe Rashad is not cool with the project, but everyone else is? Or else that statement really was bs? But based on what Drake said in the video, it sounds like he is going to do the right thing and involve Timb and Missy, although some people feel like he already did the wrong thing by producing that first track without them, lol.
I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see…