Aaliyah’s Estate Releases Stern Statement

Aaliyah’s Estate Releases Stern Statement

This month marks 20 years since Aaliyah Dana Haughton died in a airplane crash. The singer by no means stopped being a pressure in popular culture and the main points of her life and premature dying have been mentioned and examined by the media many instances over. As one other unauthorized ebook 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 now have battled behind the scenes, enduring shadowy ways of deception with unauthorized tasks focused to tarnish,” the property wrote. “We’ve got all the time been confused as to why there may be 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 are able to facilitate the expansion of the Aaliyah Memorial Fund and different inventive tasks that embody Aaliyah’s true essence, which is to encourage energy and positivity for individuals of all creeds, races and cultures all over the world.”

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The assertion comes simply forward of the August seventeenth launch of Kathy Iandoli’s ebook Child Lady: Higher Often known as Aaliyah. Within the ebook, 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 drugs earlier than getting on the airplane that in the end crashed and ended her life. Some shops, whereas reporting on the passage from the ebook, described the late singer as being “drugged.” Iandoli says the “drugged” angle is misreported.

Based on Simon and Schuster, the “ebook was written with out the participation of Aaliyah’s household/property.” Aaliyah’s property didn’t straight 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
Based on Billboard again in January, solely her debut album Age Ain’t Nothing However A Quantity, is obtainable on streaming companies. 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 could lastly be occurring.

Her music catalog has been below the purview of her uncle and founding father of Blackground Data, Barry Hankerson, who informed Billboard in an August 5 interview that One in a Million shall be launched on streaming companies August 25. ΛΛLIYΛH and I Care 4 U will comply with 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 frequently since Aaliyah’s dying.

Diane Haughton or Aaliyah’s property have by no means publicly mentioned they didn’t need to launch her music.

Based on USA Today, 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.

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