This month marks 20 years since Aaliyah Dana Haughton died in a airplane crash. The singer by no means stopped being a drive in popular culture and the main points of her life and premature loss of life have been mentioned and examined by the media many instances over. As one other unauthorized e book about her will get prepared for launch, Aaliyah’s property has issued a sternly worded assertion cautioning anybody who writes about her with out authorization.
“Defending Aaliyah’s legacy is, and can all the time be, our focus. For 20 years we’ve battled behind the scenes, enduring shadowy ways of deception with unauthorized initiatives focused to tarnish,” the property wrote. “We’ve all the time been confused as to why there’s such a tenacity in inflicting extra ache alongside what we have already got to deal with for the remainder of our lives.”
The assertion continued, “Though we’ll proceed to defend ourselves and her legacy lawfully and justly, we need to preempt the inevitable assaults on our character by all of the people who’ve emerged from the shadows to leech off of Aaliyah’s life’s work. In the end, we need closure and a modicum of peace so we will facilitate the expansion of the Aaliyah Memorial Fund and different artistic initiatives that embody Aaliyah’s true essence, which is to encourage power and positivity for folks of all creeds, races and cultures world wide.”
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The assertion comes simply forward of the August 17th launch of Kathy Iandoli’s e book Child Lady: Higher Often known as Aaliyah. Within the e book, the music journalist, who has written for a number of shops together with VIBE, The Supply, BET.com and others, claims the singer took sleeping tablets earlier than getting on the airplane that finally crashed and ended her life. Some shops, whereas reporting on the passage from the e book, described the late singer as being “drugged.” Iandoli says the “drugged” angle is misreported.
In line with Simon and Schuster, the “e book was written with out the participation of Aaliyah’s household/property.” Aaliyah’s property didn’t immediately point out Iandoli in its assertion.
The assertion additionally known as out an unnamed “unscrupulous endeavor to launch Aaliyah’s music with none transparency or full accounting to the property.”
On And On And On
In line with Billboard again in January, solely her debut album Age Ain’t Nothing However A Quantity, is obtainable on streaming providers. Followers of the late singer have continued to push for the discharge of her further music, together with her album, One in a Million, and her 2001 self-titled album, Aaliyah — and now it might lastly be taking place.
Her music catalog has been beneath the purview of her uncle and founding father of Blackground Information, Barry Hankerson, who advised Billboard in an August 5 interview that One in a Million shall be launched on streaming providers August 25. ΛΛLIYΛH and I Care four U will observe on Sept. 10 and Oct. 8, respectively.
Hankerson maintains the music was not launched earlier due to objections from Aaliyah’s mom Diane Haughton, who’s his sister. Hankerson additionally revealed he has not spoken to his sister often since Aaliyah’s loss of life.
Diane Haughton or Aaliyah’s property have by no means publicly mentioned they didn’t need to launch her music.
In line with USA Right now, Aaliyah’s property mentioned in an announcement by means of an lawyer they have been “not made conscious” of the long run streaming releases.
The five-time Grammy nominee died at age 22, together with eight others, in a airplane crash on the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas on August 25, 2001.