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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: Rare Photo

By Sandy

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Repost via @mestiza_mama209 "I miss my uncle David! He was such a free spirit, non judge mental, lived his life how he wanted, old school in so many ways but kept up with the new school lol, had a career he loved (radio dj). Music 🎶 runs through my blood in so many forms!!

I remember as a kid he’d come by for holidays and birthdays and random visits when he was in town and he always had a few boxes of extra new CDs with him and he’d let us pick whatever we wanted. He got me tickets to my first concert when I was 10 (NKOTB), bomb concerts, summer jams, oldies shows, Janet Jackson, Up In smoke Tour so many more… and I got to meet Aerosmith 🥰 🎶. My auntie gave me this picture of him and #Aaliyah 🙌💜 just one of the many beautifully talented people in this world he met and I wanted to share…

I know a lot of you on my pages loved and miss him and I love how respected and admired he was in his circles and communities. I’m definitely taking his advice and trying to travel and see more of the world. He was a world traveler and made no excuses not to go!!! I miss him and his energy. 🙏🏼🙌💜"

Awww absolutely love the caption! Thank you so much for sharing with us all! Your Father was one lucky man! May both him and Lili rest in peace eternally 🙏🏽❤

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