Despite Drake‘s claims to want “anybody that used to work with Aaliyah” involved in the singer’s posthumous album that he and partner Noah “40″ Shebib are apparently leading (but not executive producing, according to reports), a rep for Missy Elliott says that neither Elliott nor Timbaland have heard from the rapper about the project.
“Although Missy and Timbaland always strive to keep the memory of their close friend alive, we have not been contacted about the project nor are there any plans at this time to participate,” Elliott’s longtime manager Mona Scott-Young said in a statement obtained by Billboard. “We’ve seen the reports surfacing that they have been confirmed to participate but that is not the case. Both Missy and Timbaland are very sensitive to the loss still being felt by the family so we wanted to clear up any misinformation being circulated.”
The reports to which Scott-Young is referring include comments from Aaliyah’s cousin and Blackground Records head Jomo Hankerson, who, just days ago, reportedly said that both Elliott and Timbaland “will definitely be involved” with the new project.
Keep it locked to SoulCulture for more details on this ongoing situation as they arise.