We Remember Aaliyah

We Remember Aaliyah

Celebs and industry insiders reflect on singer's career.

Published August 25, 2011

It's been 10 years since R&B singer Aaliyah's tragic death. When the news of her private jet going down in the Bahamas shortly after filming the "Rock the Boat" music video reached the states, it struck an irreparable blow to the music world. Some artists and and music industry insiders came together to discuss the singer's musical impact in this exclusive BET.com video.

Celebrity admirers of Aaliyah such as Keyshia Cole, DJ Khaled, Kelly Rowland, and Jill Scott shared the impact Aaliyah had on them and music, in general. Journalist Datwon Thomas (VIBE), Paula T. Renfroe (Juicy), and Hyun Kim (VIBE, Source, XXL) offered their insights about "Baby Girl."

Jill Scott told BET.com, "Her subject matter was very sweet and strong and sassy. Her legacy definitely continues. You see it on almost every video."

"She was so real," Kelly Rowland added. "She was in a category all her own."

For more on the late starlet, tune in to BET for the special Aaliyah: One in a Million, which airs tonight [August 25] at 8P/7C.

Written by Brooklyne Gipson


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