It looks like the statement from the late R&B singer’s Facebook page may have been misleading.
A sound bit of sleuthing from the team at MissInfo.tv brings a previously reported statement from Aaliyah’s family into question.
It seems that the Facebook comment attributed to Aaliyah’s brother Rashad saying that the Haughton family does not support a new Aaliyah album was not a new proclamation, but a rehashing of a tweet Rashad sent back in April refuting claims made in March by producer Jeffrey “J-Dub” Walker that a new Aaliyah album was in progress. According to Miss Info, Rashad’s Twitter timeline currently features no comments or statements regarding the rumored new, Drake-helmed project. (Rashad’s Twitter account is protected so we could not confirm this claim.)
A statement Miss Info obtained Tuesday from Blackground Records is in direct contradiction to the Facebook statement:
Let them know that it’s family stuff that we’re working thru now but Aaliyah’s mother wanted us to do this!
It is unclear who is responsible for the apparently erroneous Facebook post. Keep it locked to SoulCulture for more on this issue as it develops.
**ORIGINAL POST 8/7**
Despite news circulating of a posthumous Aaliyah album on the cards, and even a Drake-featuring single entitled “Enough Said” being released online, the late R&B singer’s family has denied any reports of the idea. In a post made on Aaliyah’s Facebook fan page, her brother Rashad Haughton wrote: “There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.”
News of the proposed record first broke last week when it was announced that Drizzy, despite no prior experience on the boards, would executive produce the legendary songstress’, who died in a plane accident in 2001, first posthumous album. Later, it was even reported that Timbaland, who contributed greatly to Aaliyah’s original music and subsequent success, would produce songs on the new LP.
As for the leaked “Enough Said” single, the track was seemingly released by Blackground Records (the artwork bares the brand’s logo, too), which is owned by Aaliyah’s uncle, Barry Hankerson. And you’d think Drake wouldn’t involve himself in music – especially that of a deceased artist – without the proper approval, right?
Details surrounding the situation are sketchy at this moment in time, but stay tuned to SoulCulture for further updates. Would you want to see a posthumous Aaliyah album with the assistance of Drake and/or Timbaland? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.