Missy Elliot and Timbaland stopped by Angie Martinez show earlier this week to promote their new singles. And after sharing what the two have been up to all this time, the conversation turned into Drake and Aaliyah album. Well both, Missy and Timbaland had a very strong opinion about it.
Read the highlights of the interview and watch the video below.
On whether they work as much:
Timbaland: “I feel like from the school we came from.. I think it’s a new school that is putting up music like ratchetly and first of all, you didn’t beat the new single you just put out. It is constantly do one album, do another album. When we were out, we were out back in the 90′s and you was assigned to put a hit album.”
Missy: “We both been behind the scenes working. And you know like [Timbaland] said there’s a need and time, you don’t have to every 5 seconds put out a record. You put out a record in February and that lasts you for 6 months. People probably think if they don’t hear from us then we don’t have it, but it’s not like that.”
On Aaliyah album:
Timbaland: “You know, I’ gonna answer this. 40 called me and he was like, ‘Man, this was not supposed to be like [that], it came to me in a different situation. And I was just like, ‘okay,’ it wasn’t even about the album,’ he was explaining to me. So I didn’t know when everybody was calling me, I was like I don’t what that’s about. So I stayed out of it, until he actually called me. I read all the blogs and saw people asking about us, but Missy and I we just removed ourselves from it. I didn’t want to hear anything about it. Until 40 called me and I’m like, ‘What happened? What’s really going on?’ And he was like, ‘I was just asked to do a song!’ So I was like, ‘Wow.’ I don’t know if it’s an album, I don’t know if it’s even in the works..That’s why I think it’s just blown out of proportions. I haven’t spoke to Drake yet.”
Missy: ” No call has been made to me. [If the call came] my response would be a little different, because I have to respect her family, – she has a mother, she has a brother, she has a father, – that she was very close with. Until they come and say, ‘We are ready to do an Aaliyah album’ then I don’t wanna step over and get into that. Because it’s very sensitive..for us, and fans and everybody would love to hear an Aaliyah album. I always say for regular people, we, people after that go on with their lives. This is her family who knew her before she was Aaliyah The Superstar. There’s no time limit on their mourning. So I just feel like moralistically and respect wise, I just [don't want anything to do with it]…[..] And we have to think about, it’s not record that already came out. We’re talking about unfinished music and we don’t know what’s her reasoning for not putting those records out. Maybe she didn’t feel like it was her best work and we don’t wanna tap into that. It’s spiritually something else..very very touchy.”
On Drake’s obsession with Aaliyah:
Timbaland: “To me…the tattoo part, did that man came here and showed y’all, like, lift up his shirt and they say these pictures online and all that…I’m like did he show y’all?”
Missy: “I think the tatto is real, I did see a picture of it. You know what it is, he is a human being too. And a lot of people might not have met Michael Jackson, but feel like a connection with him, you know. It’s easy for us to be protective of Aaliyah, because we feel like it’s our little sister whether or not her being here, we are still very protective of her. But he [Drake] is still human..I would be curious to know.”
Watch the video below: