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" I’ve had a wonderful amount of success and done a lot at 22, but there’s a lot more I want to do. "
" What's good in having money and being famous if you can't share it with others less fortunate than yourself? "
" I would like to make a bigger impact on the world by giving back, and using my celebrity to raise money for people who need it most. "
" I don't mess around when it comes to my work – it's important. That's when I will definitely put someone in their place. "
“ If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s hard! ”
" Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms. ”
“ It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone. ”
“ That’s why I work every day. Ev-er-y day. I want to knock people out. ”
“ There is always a bit of pressure to do a good album – to do good work, period. ”
“ I’m a total performer. ”
“ People are gonna look up to me because I’m young, black, and female. ”
" I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin. "
" I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. "
" I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing. "
" I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget."
" There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don’t discuss my private life. "
" When a fan comes up to you and says I love your music, there’s nothing better than that."
" You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday. "
" I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do. "
" I don’t think about my previous success. I’m happy that the work I’ve done has been very successful. "
" It’s in how you carry yourself. I’ve always been a very mature person, and I’ve always known what I wanted. And I go after it no matter what. "
" I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person. "
" All I can do is leave it in God’s hands and hope that my fans feel where I’m coming from. "
" I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original."
" I’m a survivor and I can handle anything. I’m very confident about that. "
" I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them."

Aaliyah: 33 Carats Magazine: Issue 6, 2023 (Pre-order Now)

By Sandy

Don't forget to pre-order your limited magazine edition from @33caratsmagazine which features exclusive photos of Aaliyah by photographer Pascal Sacleux, as well as being on the cover of Issue 6!

Shout out to @thewhat_hiphopexcellence who immortalized Aaliyah's visit to Paris in 1996.

Also includes a special segment on Aaliyah's influence: "The Future In Legacy" by @harold.decaillot "Hollywood Stories" @max.delk R&B on the dancefloor and podcast with testimonies from @itsassiamk and @mewtip_labstrait.

Pre-order your copy here: (Scans will also be included for better high quality once we receive it! 😉)

Here's a little synopsis of what will bea featured within the magazine...


33 Carats is a bilingual cultural magazine (French and English), “blingzine” on hip-hop culture which will include 33 collector issues.
Double Cover: Aaliyah with an exclusive photo never before published / Editorial for those (Mafia k'1fry x African Armure)

33 Carats, the independent bilingual blingzine that talks about hip hop and the sidelines of rap – already on sale in Paris (Palais de Tokyo, Ofr, La Regulière, Scred Boutique…) and Marseille and Vienna in Austria – is releasing its sixth issue under the Era theme: the new female era: Nayra, Tashan, Elijah Rose, Keila, Chana, Call Me FmCee Bro

A fourth episode of our Birkins & Drake fiction

A special file Aaliyah, the future in heritage

Miniatures by Nicolas Pierre

Interview with Niro, Napoleon Da Legend, Chilla, English rapper Flohio

Discovery of Bro / Tashan / New Yorkers interviewed by J Hart

Support independent media and order your number!

– Format: A4
– Pages: 108
– Price: 20 euros
– Editions La Zinerie

“33 Carats – Number 5” magazine
Official 33 CARATS product

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