Janet Jackson Writes Message to Aaliyah on Anniversary of Her Death

Janet Jackson Writes Message to Aaliyah on Anniversary of Her Death

The pop icon recalls the bond she shared with Baby Girl.

Published August 26, 2015

August 25, 2015, marked 14 years since the death of R&B princess Aaliyah. On that date, fans and peers of the late singer took to social media to share their admiration for her talent with one of the most notable being pop icon Janet Jackson. The "No Sleeep" singer shared a handwritten note which she addressed to the late singer.

| AALIYAH: IN HER OWN WORDS |

"What I shared with u [is] ever sacred, everlasting [and] it's pure and it will endure. I love u Aaliyah. #RIP," the letter read, supported by the caption "I know u r there shining down on me. #ConversationsInACafe."

Aaliyah's admiration for Ms. Jackson is no secret. She was known for citing the 49-year-old as one of her major musical influences and even spoke of her love for her in a 1997 interview with Rosie O'Donnell. "I am a huge fan of Janet," she said. "I try to mention her in every interview because I want to meet her and maybe at some point in my career collaborate with her."

Though they never got a chance to collaborate, Jackson dedicated her song "Come Back to Me" to the late singer while in concert a few years back.

Rest in peace, Aaliyah.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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