Posthumous Aaliyah Album Gets Called Off
Back When Drake dropped his “Enough Said” track, which featured the vocals of late R&B singer Aaliyah Haughton, the NWTA artist also took the opportunity to announce that he would be putting out a posthumous Aaliyah album. A few days later Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, stated that “There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family,” with Timbaland and Missy Elliott, longtime Aaliyah collaborators, also announcing they too were not participating in the album’s production.
However, Blackground Records – a label run by Aaliyah’s uncle and cousin, Barry and Jomo Hankerson – announced the album would consist of 16 unreleased tracks and “fragments” that would be produced by Drake and Shebib.
Now in an recent interview with Vibe, Shebib finally sheds light on the status of Aaliyah project, stating that:
He continued to tell VIBE that:
But the negative attention towards project began to turn Noah ’40’ Shebib off the project.
Shebib then went on to share that the real reason he abandoned the project completely was after Aaliyah’s mother stated she didn’t want it out giving him more then enough reason to walk away.
Check out the full interview over on VIBE.