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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: Krant, Netherlands Newspaper, 1995 (Rare)

By Sandy


Repost via @dutchaaliyah "K R A N T 1 9 9 5 (N E W S P A P E R) Can you spot Aaliyah’s name? After my posts about media in the Netherlands on recent radio and tv. Here is a really rare post of Aaliyah’s name mentioned in 2 newspapers in the year 1995. As you can read her very first and only performance in the Netherlands was scheduled on May 6th 1995 in the Basement of @rotterdam.ahoy. They re-scheduled the gig to one day later (no info on that). But in the end, as you already know they re-scheduled it again to Monday the 8th of May. But because the tickets didn’t sell out, cuz Aaliyah was very unknown at that time overhere, they relocated her live performance to @escape_amsterdam. Also special guest and dancehall artist @waynemarsheezy was replaced by @keithmartinmusic. We would love to hear exclusive stories about the short stay in the Netherlands and of the night of her performance.

Official newspaper by // Fret en krantenbak Zeeland
Venue // @escape_amsterdam
Artist // @Aaliyah"

We love written articles like these! 😍❤ Thank you so much for sharing and tagging us! (SN: We spotted Aaliyah’s name straight away! 😉) If there are any Dutch Aaliyah fans be sure to comment below if you remember any of these events, or better yet attended! We would love to hear more!