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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. "
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" 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: KMEL All Star Jam, 1998 (Rare Photos)

By Sandy

Another bundle of rare photos shared via getty images! 😍 Huge thanks to our big sis @aaliyahalways for tagging us! Aaliyah perfoming live at the KMEL All Star Jam in Mountain View, California 1998 (📸: Tim Mosenfelder)

(Side Note: I notice some fans get pressed when it comes to credit or finding things 'first' seeking validation, ownership and entitlement. That's not cool people. At the end of the day we are all fan pages serving one purpose and one goal, to preserve the life and legacy of Aaliyah. Our pages are NOT about us, so any ego or pride should be left out the door. It shouldn't really matter who posts first, unless it's something you physically own, bought, taken a picture of, or scanned yourself then that's completely different. That is the only time where credit should be given. We've always been one for giving credit where it's due, so we are no strangers to that philosophy. All these years of being a fan and not once have I ever come across such behaviour in this fanbase, and honestly it needs to stop.)

Just thought I'd put that out there for anyone who has a problem with the way we have sourced or collated things for nearly 8 years (and counting). Often at times we see people sharing photos/videos from our old website without any credit whatsoever, and we're not mad at that because it's all about sharing that love and joy with other like minded fans. When you credit someone, yes it's a nice feeling, but don't let it get to your head. This world is much bigger than life over the internet. Just be grateful and thankful people are sharing anything regardless of whether it's low res or high res.

Aaliyah's life unfortunately didn't get a chance to be documented as much in this social media era we live in today, so of course it is a lot harder to find and come across anything pertaining to Baby Girl. Just remember that we as fans all have the same goal, so rather than fight against one another, lets just work together instead.

One love ✌🏽❤️

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