oday would have been Aaliyah’s 39th birthday.

In her honor, longtime friend, Missy Elliot shared a touching tribute by penning a heartfelt note about the beloved singer. Another frequent collaborator of both Aaliyah and Missy, producer, Timbaland, also celebrated the day with a message of his own. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 18, 1979 and left us all too soon after a tragic plane crash in 2001 – she was only 22.

Rest in peace, baby girl.

Happy Born Day!!! 🌹#rip #babygirl

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