Last night, Missy Elliott and Timbaland dropped off two, long-teased new singles at New York's Hot 97. While there, they spoke with Angie Martinez, adding a new chapter to the winding, sad tale of the rumored new Aaliyah album. “I don’t even know if it’s an album," Timbaland said. "I don’t think that’s in the works. I don’t know, I think it’s blown out of proportion. I haven’t spoken to Drake yet." Missy says she hasn't been contacted either, adding, “No call has been made to me… We’re talking about unfinished music. And we don’t know her reasoning for not putting those records out. Maybe she didn’t feel like they were her best work. We just don’t want to tap into that, just spiritually something else you know… very, very touchy. Unless her parents came in and conducted that.” Timbaland also called Drake's Aaliyah portrait tattoo into question, saying, "To me, the tattoo part, did that man come in here and show y'all? Like lift up his shirt?" Hear the entire Angie Martinez interview here, via Miss Info, and both singles below.
September 18, 2012