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R.I.P. BABY GIRL: Celebs Reflect On Aaliyah's 10 Year Anniversary

It's been 10 years since Aaliyah lost her life way too soon.  The songbird was the voice for teens and young women everywhere--with a style to match.  When I was in high school, Aaliyah influenced everything the girls did--from the tomboy with a feminine appeal look, to the "I'm coming into my own" but "I'm still leaving much to the imagination" red carpet and photo shoot looks, to the music that every sweet girl dealing with powerful love, mess-ups, and break ups could relate to.

 

Check out how celebs say Aaliyah affected their lives inside...

Aaliyah and good friend Stacey Dash

 

Aaliyah and her best friend Kidada Jones

Celebs and Aaliyah's best friends she considered family tweeted their reflections and we rounded up what they had to say:

Missy Elliot: Aaliyah til this very day u r still in Your own Lane! Ure music is Timeless! We miss u! #WeLoveuAaliyah!

Timbaland: #ripaaliyah miss you babygirl

Mary J Blige: Good morning twitter fam. Let's all take a moment to remember our sister Aaliyah!!! #ripaaliyah
Uncle Rush: Aalliyah, we miss you baby girl

Drake: RIP Baby Girl...in my ear at every show letting me know the next move I should make. Love you.

Mashonda: I will never forget that evening we sat down with Aaliyah in 1999.It was a creative meeting for her new album. 2 weeks later "Gotta Man"

LaLa: She was so far ahead of her time...ur music & ur spirit still lives on..may u continue to rest in peace..we LOVE u..we CELEBRATE u #Aaliyah

Lil Duval: For my generation Aaliyah was to women what 2pac was to men. #ripaaliyah

Big Tigger: A #Toast to our #Angel watching over us all…. RIP Aaliyah!!! Missing you a decade later!!! RT RT http://pic.twitter.com/rgyw2L1

Tika Sumpter: Aaliyah you were #Oneinamillion serially. #RIP loved your spirit.

Angela Yee: I can't take @cthagod humping the air to the aaliyah mix right now

Michelle Williams: RIP AALIYAH! Loved and truly missed!

KeKe Palmer: I miss Aaliyah so much.

Alesha Renee: I was working at AGACI2 @the Galleria in Hou when I heard about Aaliyah. I clocked out n went hm crying. I dreamed. Of mtg her She was majic

AJ Calloway: Aaliyah Dana Haughton - One of the most beautiful spirits I have encountered. We are still missing u...

Monique Jackson ("Mo" from "The T.O. Show"): I was in the car with @Ludacris on our way to a Power 106 event when we got the news Aaliyah had died. She was One in a Million.

Ciara: AALIYAH...A PRECIOUS SPIRIT...ONE OF A KIND...CAN NEVER BE REPLACED
 

Stephen Hill: This Aaliyah show on BET tonight at 8pm. Her story from those who KNOW it. It's long over due...but right on time.

Tisha Campbell Martin: Go to simplytisha.com homepage now, and check out song by me "The First time..." Think of Aaliyah... S/O to GoodRandomness for the tribute

Royce Reed: Now Playing: Aaliyah...All day Every Album

Maxwell: AALIYAH REST IN PEACE

Q Tip: RIP 2 my girl aaliyah. Man seems like yesterday.

Affion Crockett: When I met Aaliyah, she was so HUMBLE. She spoke 1st, no DIVA ish.. Beautiful person. #Respect

Lil Kim: #RIPAaliyah My Sister :(

Frank Ocean: RIP to the Beautiful and Talented Aaliyah

Sole: RIP Babygirl #Aaliyah

Wale: some #TT are way too disrespectful ...fuck whoever created this....God Bless the Queen Aaliyah

Mia X: Remembering Aaliyah 2day her voice and beauty Inside Out may she rest in peace she was truly an asset to our culture

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I miss aaliyah so much i was

I miss aaliyah so much i was only one when she die i would never forget that i for got the other days but this one i wil never forget i had just finsh listing to rock the boat about an hour later the news had sad aaliyah passed i cannt teil u weartherd i cride becuz i was sad that she had passed or i cried becuz was young i didnt know how to take it to this very day i still cry and and ask god to put her back on earth and just say it was a joke the other day i look at aaliyah one came up it was alicia keys song and it had aaliyah's photos and the song was wake up when i saw her mama brake down i just began to cry nonstop i am crying as i wright this i miss her some much rip babygirl ;(
Anonymous's picture

I miss aaliyah so much i was

I miss aaliyah so much i was only one when she die i would never forget that i for got the other days but this one i wil never forget i had just finsh listing to rock the boat about an hour later the news had sad aaliyah passed i cannt teil u weartherd i cride becuz i was sad that she had passed or i cried becuz was young i didnt know how to take it to this very day i still cry and and ask god to put her back on earth and just say it was a joke the other day i look at aaliyah one came up it was alicia keys song and it had aaliyah's photos and the song was wake up when i saw her mama brake down i just began to cry nonstop i am crying as i wright this i miss her some much rip babygirl ;(
Anonymous's picture

I miss aaliyah so much i was

I miss aaliyah so much i was only one when she die i would never forget that i for got the other days but this one i wil never forget i had just finsh listing to rock the boat about an hour later the news had sad aaliyah passed i cannt teil u weartherd i cride becuz i was sad that she had passed or i cried becuz was young i didnt know how to take it to this very day i still cry and and ask god to put her back on earth and just say it was a joke the other day i look at aaliyah one came up it was alicia keys song and it had aaliyah's photos and the song was wake up when i saw her mama brake down i just began to cry nonstop i am crying as i wright this i miss her some much rip babygirl ;(
Anonymous's picture

I miss aaliyah so much i was

I miss aaliyah so much i was only one when she die i would never forget that i for got the other days but this one i wil never forget i had just finsh listing to rock the boat about an hour later the news had sad aaliyah passed i cannt teil u weartherd i cride becuz i was sad that she had passed or i cried becuz was young i didnt know how to take it to this very day i still cry and and ask god to put her back on earth and just say it was a joke the other day i look at aaliyah one came up it was alicia keys song and it had aaliyah's photos and the song was wake up when i saw her mama brake down i just began to cry nonstop i am crying as i wright this i miss her some much rip babygirl ;(
Anonymous's picture

I miss aaliyah so much i was

I miss aaliyah so much i was only one when she die i would never forget that i for got the other days but this one i wil never forget i had just finsh listing to rock the boat about an hour later the news had sad aaliyah passed i cannt teil u weartherd i cride becuz i was sad that she had passed or i cried becuz was young i didnt know how to take it to this very day i still cry and and ask god to put her back on earth and just say it was a joke the other day i look at aaliyah one came up it was alicia keys song and it had aaliyah's photos and the song was wake up when i saw her mama brake down i just began to cry nonstop i am crying as i wright this i miss her some much rip babygirl ;(
Anonymous's picture

I miss aaliyah so much i was

I miss aaliyah so much i was only one when she die i would never forget that i for got the other days but this one i wil never forget i had just finsh listing to rock the boat about an hour later the news had sad aaliyah passed i cannt teil u weartherd i cride becuz i was sad that she had passed or i cried becuz was young i didnt know how to take it to this very day i still cry and and ask god to put her back on earth and just say it was a joke the other day i look at aaliyah one came up it was alicia keys song and it had aaliyah's photos and the song was wake up when i saw her mama brake down i just began to cry nonstop i am crying as i wright this i miss her some much rip babygirl ;(
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Aaliyah was an amazing young

Aaliyah was an amazing young lady! She was beautiful, talented, and a good business woman. I admire her and I will always be grateful for having the chance to experience her music while she was a live. I will continue to pray for her family and friends because I can only imagine how they must feel. God Bless them, and Thank You Aaliyah for being an angel! I hope you are Resting In Peace! Love U Baby Girl!
Anonymous's picture

Aaliyah's demise changed the

Aaliyah's demise changed the way we all look at life...i.e..some stopped taking it for granted! Fortunately, her fatal casualty changed multitudes at only 22yrs of age. How awesome? Although I wish people would cease in saying, "how she was taken from us by God", how? She was given to us by Him! We are all gifts that He gave to one another...if anyone wants to remember Aaliyah...remember what she possessed and that was "unconditional love" emulate that!
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Aaliyah's music still speaks

Aaliyah's music still speaks to my soul. It's gotten me through tough times. I hope her family finds comfort in the memories of her short yet fulfilling life.
Anonymous's picture

The lack of Christ in people

The lack of Christ in people today makes me weep for my baby in the future. Have we become Idolizers of things that aren't GOD who admites to being a jealous GOD. Only what is done for GOD will last and the hearts of you people only shows the destination you're bound. There was an earth quake on the east coast my brothers and sisters, an earth quake. The time is drawing near so get to know HIM because if your GODS are these celebrities here now, the Lord will know and GOD will not care to hear you're excuses for the lack of respect you've shown him and his people. You people come on here disrespecting people dead or alive as if GOD doesn't frown upon these kinds of things. He says love your brothers and sisters. That is the Greatest Commandment. Love one another! It's beyond ridiculous that we talk at one another as we do. For those who do have good hearts heed to these words. Don't allow the devil to destroy what you've spent so much time buiilding. You have to believe that the devil is real and he is out here seeking who he may devour. Know that there are people who won't make it in and are ok with that so they are trying to get you there with them. GOD says he will win more souls in the end, hence the word MORE which means some of us won't make it. Please brothers and sisters don't fall victim to the work of the devil. Now to AAliyah may your soul rest with GOD forever more. GOD bless us all!
Josey's picture

Definitely agree with

Definitely agree with Missy...her music was TIMELESS. Everything she made could come out today and still be hot..still be relevant....I miss her voice. Rock the Boat is my favorite song of all time. Praying for her family and close friends. RIP Aaliyah you will never ever be forgotten.
Anonymous's picture

Love you babygirl. Miss you

Love you babygirl. Miss you till the world ends
Ogo's picture

Rip baby girl, I remember

Rip baby girl, I remember when she died I was in 9th grade and it was a few days before my b-day. Wow I cried Aaliyah was my favorite artist nobody can touch her to this day, she was so innovative. Look at her video for four page letter, look at her makeup, she was doing what beyonce/rihhanna or nicki minag is doing now. She was light-years ahead of her time. I guess they say the good die young; she was truly an angel she was so influential from her wraps all the way to the baby tees and baggy pants ….Aaliyah was that chick. Period. I can’t believe it has been 10 years since she passed, but one day I hope to meet her.
miss september's picture

God always takes the good

God always takes the good ones for himself. RIP baby girl.. Her spirit is very much alive today.
Anonymous's picture

Aaliyah was truly an angel

Aaliyah was truly an angel from heaven. God truly blessed us with her wonderful vocals/amazing acting skills/ her humble heart. She was an inspirational, positive and REAL role model!!!! She created the style/trend that most artist/singers STILL TRY to immulate.i can still remember when i was in 8th grade and my parents had woke me up and told me that aaliyah had died in a plane crash. I literally fell down to the floor bawling like a baby;it seemed so surreal when it happened. It tulry felt like losing a love one and then the next day everyone came to school so gloomy and distraught, they literally had a meeting in are homeroom classes and let us grieve and talk about how we were feeling for our generation's devastating lost. A wise person once told me that we all don't realize it but when we affect a person's life with so much positivity we leave an imprint on their heart; Aaliyah left her imprint on MILLIONS of heart and it sad that we lost her so young but she will forever live strong in our musics... in our minds... in our hearts & souls... Aaliyah was and STILL is ONE IN A MILLION! R.I.P Babygirl. You will never be forgotten!!!!!!!!!!! 313 all day
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I was 72yrs old when "Rock

I was 72yrs old when "Rock The Boat" came out. Now, I don't know how old I am and I shit my pants
Anonymous's picture

always and never

always and never forgotten...lvu aaliyAH
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loved her style and swag and

loved her style and swag and that beautiful face and personality.. R.I.P. Aaliyah (still one of my favs)
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I was headed to the club and

I was headed to the club and didn't believe it...we turned on the tv before heading out and it was all over MTV...like we knew her...and through her music, in a way, we did. Such a beautiful chick...genuine spirit...she is missed dearly...
Anonymous's picture

Some of these comments are

Some of these comments are here are just plain tasteless and stupid. This post is supposed to be about remembering Aaliyah and her music, not about her personal life and not about comparing her to Rihanna and Beyonce. And with that being said, just because you are an Aaliyah fan doesn't mean you have to disrespect or take personal jabs at the other two artists to get your point across. Like someone said earlier, if you should show respect to those who are no longer here, then you should also show respect to those who are. No person's life is greater or more important than the next. You shouldn't have to downplay other artists to build up Aaliyah's memory.
Anonymous's picture

Thank You for your post. I

Thank You for your post. I was one of the people that got caught up in that mess of and I am truly embarrassed that I allowed myself to be influenced by the folly of others. Thanks for your insight and honesty.
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Anonymous's picture

I remember the day I heard

I remember the day I heard the news of her death from a niece. I was floored...literally. I thought it was another Internet hoax. How could someone so beautiful, so talented and so into the prime of her life be gone so soon and so tragicallly?! The sky was her limit. Makes me stop and appreciate every day that God has given to us and every breath He allows us to take. There is no room in our short time here on earth to take anything for granted. Here today. Gone tomorrow. RIP Aaliyah! RIP Nick Ashford!
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Much respect & love to an RnB

Much respect & love to an RnB great. & all y'all that are mentioning other artists names on this post should be ashamed. Aaliyah's work & legacy can stand on its own so stop bringing others into it.
Anonymous's picture

it's a tragedy what happen to

it's a tragedy what happen to her. may she rest in peace.
Anonymous's picture

RIP Babygirl :) Beyonce

RIP Babygirl :) Beyonce better be glad that Babygirl LELE died cause she would never b on top or Ms Jay Z.
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Totally uncalled for

Totally uncalled for
Anonymous's picture

really? was that really

really? was that really necessary? Today is supposed to honor an R&B great; it speaks incredibly poorly towards your personality that you feel it incumbent upon you to hate on a woman who has done nothing to deserve it. the fact of the matter is; beyonce does deserve what she has right now & if Aaliyah were alive she would've accomplished incredible things as well but that doesn't necessarily mean that beyonce wouldn't have done the same. Aaliyah was amazing; how about we leave it at that and stop with all the negativity.
Anonymous's picture

The dead do not see, hear or

The dead do not see, hear or think. Not even one part of us survives the death of the body. We do not possess an immortal soul or spirit. (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6,10) Psalms 146:4 While I am sure this former entertainer Aaliyah had a great many fans that loved her music, emulated her style and could identify with her as a young woman that got caught up in a lot of personal trials while here on earth that they too could relate to she was still just a persona created for the intent of making money for those who guided her career. As wonderful and pleasant as I believe she was through the testimony of others who had the pleasure of knowing this woman her life still was NO MORE equally valuable in Jehovah's eyes than 'THE ENTIRE HUMAN FAMILY' on earth and while I am sure she was loved and cherished by her family and close friends who knew her best it's almost defiant toward the almighty creator how we show such deep emotional pain over the loss and lives of a celebrity we never even personally knew. Oh! I say If only we could show and feel the same anguish for Jesus Christ, Jehovah's only-begotten son who was given in death as a ransom sacrifice so that "ALL" our sins are forgiven us Ephesians 1:7,(-1John 4:9,10) (1John 1:8,9) and that we may someday soon receive a chance at everlasting life. Since that is the only person who can give you "LIFE" it would seem that is the only person whom should be memorialized and celebrated in death -John 3:16. Get to know your creator and show him such love and loyalty...I'm just saying!
Taisha's picture

Well said. John 3:16

Well said. John 3:16
Anonymous's picture

Well said.

Well said.
Anonymous's picture

U people that are using this

U people that are using this blog to uplift Aaliyah and degrade Rihanna y'all have 0 credibility. How in the hell y'all have the nerve to be accusing others of having no respect. Y'all would not want your daughters to be nothing like the devil herself Rihanna but would like them to be more like the perfect role model Aaliyah, who was running the street with R, Kelly at 15 years old.. where in the hell was her parents. But no she is alright with yall. You know what using different yard sticks to measure what is right and wrong is called being hypocritical.. Morals are not fluid and does not change depending on who one loves and hates. Food for thought
Anonymous's picture

SHE WAS NOT RUNNING THE

SHE WAS NOT RUNNING THE STREETS WITH R.KELLY SHE WAS RECORDING MUSIC WITH HIM & FYI HER FATHER WAS HER MANAGER & HER MOTHER WAS APART OF HER PRODUCTION TEAM & HER UNCLE iS THE FOUNDER OF THE LABEL SHE WAS SiGNED TO.. BLACKGROUND RECORDS! SO KNOW YOUR INFO BEFORE YOU POST FOOLiSHNESS! & AALiYAH WAS & STILL IS WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL FOR YOUNG ADULTs!
Anonymous's picture

A role model to the ones that

A role model to the ones that are attracted to child molesters and grown azz men I guess. Nonsense. Try again I am not convinced.
Anonymous's picture

Hmmm...well okay...when you

Hmmm...well okay...when you die...are you cosigning on everyone airing our your dirty laundry? First off Rihanna shouldnt even have been mentioned in this post. Secondly there is nothing wrong with people paying their respects to an artist they like. Same goes for a funeral. Or do they air out bad shit at those too?
Anonymous's picture

Well you need to tell these

Well you need to tell these people that feel the need to honor Aaliyah by dissing Rihanna and Beyonce that it is unnecessary and uncalled for. This is how the disrespect began in the first place so why are you chastising me ?
Anonymous's picture

Seriously? So if everyone

Seriously? So if everyone jumped off a bridge you would to? Lead by example. You're totally right that people shouldn't diss those other artists to build her up hence why I said Rihanna shouldn't have been mentioned.
Anonymous's picture

i remember tht day cuz it was

i remember tht day cuz it was the 1st day of 8th grade n my uncle came in the room tlkn bout yall knw aaliyah died. me n my cousin was like awwwww nooooooo jesus lawd.
boosie.luv's picture

Aalyah You were a Goddess of

Aalyah You were a Goddess of Epic Proportions. Til this day the void you left has not been filled and I doubt it ever will be. Your music is like fine wine and your memory will forever be engraved in our hearts
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To the person who keeps

To the person who keeps mentioning Rihanna when w e are giving tributes to Aaliyah. What in God's name is the matter with you. I have NEVER heard such disrespect in my life. This post is for Aaliyah not Rihanna Dang!! you are wayyy too obsessed with this mediocre singing chick. Get some help PLEASE!!!
Anonymous's picture

Aalyah You were a Goddess of

Aalyah You were a Goddess of Epic Proportions. Til this day the void you left has not been filled and I doubt it ever will be. Your music is like fine wine and your memory will forever be engraved in our hearts
KingTmo's picture

well I guess Rihanna being

well I guess Rihanna being mediocre puts her in excellent company cus that's exactly what Aaliyah was in regards to her weak wispy vocals. Thanks for reminding me.
Anonymous's picture

Aaliyah is was such a role

Aaliyah is was such a role model to me and all her fans...she was beautiful, talented & she really was an angel to all her fans...I cried my eyes out when she died and I still cry watching the "I Miss You" video and the celeb's tweets got me a little emotional too. she was my favorite singer and Idol of my time I wish I could of met here. Your Fans Love you Aaliyah (R.I.P Aaliyah aka Babygirl)
Anonymous's picture

i was in the 4th grade when i

i was in the 4th grade when i heard about aaliyah....smh me and my friends cried n could sleep...we lost our role model
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That was so crazy how at the

That was so crazy how at the end of the "Rock the Boat" video she went up in the water like she was going up to heaven and they had no idea she was gonna die on the way home from that video shoot it's so eery I remember watching that for the first time and just being in total shock that she had died after making that song and it was such a good song she was truly headed for greatness and will always be missed. R.I.P.!!!!
claudette's picture

R.I.P. Aaliyah, 10yrs. and

R.I.P. Aaliyah, 10yrs. and your spirit still lives on. There will never be another like you baby girl!!! I remember it like it was yesterday, and although I didn't know her personally I cried and felt a void in my life as if I did know her. Truly classy diva, and down to earth young woman whom I will see again in heaven. Luv u like we were family, and my prayers go out to her family on this day...Can I get a moment of silence please!!!!!!..................Thank U.
Anonymous's picture

R.I.P Aaliyah music still

R.I.P Aaliyah music still live on forever.. We love u Aaliyah. I cried when I heard the news..
Brina's picture

I was six years wen she die

I was six years wen she die my uncle played her music all the time and my mother so i always been a fan AAliyah ........RIP NOBODY CANT REPLACE HER
Jacqueline's picture

May she continue to rest in

May she continue to rest in peace, beautiful spirit, great talent! AAAAND WHAT THEEEE FUSCHNICKENS IS DRAKE'S TWEET ABOUT? lol whoah.
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