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" 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: Budweiser Superfest Concert Ticket, August 2nd 1998 (Rare)

By Sandy

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Repost via @kath3000: "Ok story time: In July 1998, Lauryn Hill premiered her single “Doo Wop (That Thing)” during Funkmaster Flex’s show on Hot 97. Flex was taking callers, so I called 1-800-223-9797 non-stop in the hopes of speaking with Ms. Hill. Finally I got through and the operator says, “You’re the 97th caller!” I was like, “Great, may I speak with Lauryn?” They’re like, “She left, but you’ve won tickets to Budweiser Superfest.” I was like, “Uh ok, who’s all going to THAT?” They rattled off the names and then said, “Timbaland and Missy…” I only heard one name after that: “Aaliyah.” She wasn’t even on the lineup, but something told me she would be there. That meant I had to go.

So I went to Hot 97 for the first time a day later and got my tickets. My cousin @jenever110 and I got to Giants Stadium, where they sat us up in the nosebleed section in the sweltering heat (some lady took off her underwear to sadly throw at LSG from that mile distance away). So finally, it was Missy and Tim’s turn to perform (the lineup was pretty lengthy). Nicole Wray and Mocha opened their set. That only added to my suspicions that Aaliyah would be there. Then they said to the crowd “We brought all our friends with us!” It was go time. Jenn and I ran down the winding staircase from the nosebleed section, all the way to the front seating, and then JUMPED off the seating section RIGHT ONTO the AstroTurf and RAN to the front of the stage just as Aaliyah walked out. Jenn has a scar across her forearm to prove it.

Seeing Aaliyah that close up where she could even see US enough to smile and wave, had me ready to faint. She performed a handful of her songs, but my favorite moment was her singing the hook to “Pony” for Ginuwine. It was a moment I will never forget. It was the first time I saw Aaliyah and the last time I got to just be a bona fide fan, since I started working in the music industry some months later. Something changes when parts of your fandom become a part of your job, and I’m glad my last time before working in the industry was spent with her. Who would’ve thought that 23 years later (to the month), I’d get to write a book on the woman who always brought out the fan in me? 1.5 days to go!" 

Thank you so much for sharing this story with all the fans! What an experience! 😩 Can we also take a moment to appreciate the fact that Aaliyah sang the hook to Ginuwine's classic song Pony! 👏🏽 What a moment to witness! 😍

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