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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 French TV Full Interview (Rare Footage)

By Sandy


Repost via @throwbackmusic_ for sharing this rare footage of Aaliyah on a French channel. You can watch below for the full footage below, aslongside with full French to English translation of the qurstions which were asked by the interviewer which Eric Therese from Sky Rock FM kindly did for us in his own spare time. He also met and interviewed Aaliyah back in 2001. Thank you for taking out the time to translate the whole interview for us Eric, it is highly appreciated! 🙏🏽❤️ 

Question Translations

  • Her professionnal career was logical, first with her name Aaliyah.
  • Her success with singing and acting confirm the prophecy contained in this name.
  • She belonged to the Gotha of music and movie in United States
  • She revealed herself like a business woman fulfilling a childhood dream!
  • 0:45 Aaliyah just finished her third solo album named 'Aaliyah' and produced by Timbaland.
  • She was in the pre-production of the movie Matrix 2 and 3 where Aaliyah had to take the lead female role in front of Keanu Reeves.
  • 3:22 Aaliyah left us on the 25th August 2001, her plane crashed. The singer just came back from the Bahamas where she shoot a video clip.
  • 3:29 In one of her interview, we ask to her...At your arrival at paradise what would you like God to tell you?