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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."

Those Were The Days...

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Those Were The Days...

Which fans out there had a chance to meet Baby Girl in person? Did you ever see her live in concert? Share your stories with us below! We'd love to hear them! 😊

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Unfortunately, I was not able

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend her concerts. I was too young to go to them but I bet her performances were amazing.

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Awww...same here! 😩 I was

Awww...same here! 😩 I was planning to go see her during her red album era, as that would of been the first concert I would of ever attended, unfortunately her passing just came so unexpectedly. But watching her performances from YouTube, you get a real sense of what it would of been like. I just know her tour for the red album would of been amazing! The whole Japanese animation anime promo was something that no one else was doing back then 😎

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Nope, unfortunately not. I

Nope, unfortunately not. I wish! 

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Aww I feel you! She's with us

Aww I feel you! She's with us in spirit though! 🙏🏽❤️

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Unfortunately no. And

Unfortunately no. And sometimes I'm sad I did not become a fan of her earlier (fan since late 2010). Still a lot of times I dreamt about being on Aaliyah's concert or that i got some super rare old VHS tapes with unseen performances etc.

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Oh wow since 2010? I didn't

Oh wow since 2010? I didn't know that! 😄 It's amazing to come across so many new fans constantly! Just goes to show how Aaliyah's impact and influence has been going on so strong, and that's all thanks to the fans holding her legacy down 20 years on. Despite the delay on certain things, I'm glad others will finally be able to know who the true, real blue print is behind all their faves. It's justice for Aaliyah and well deserved too! And ooo...dreams? If you mean specifically Aaliyah dreams, please feel free to share some of them on our dream thread here. ✌🏽❤️

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Yup, 2010... There was this

Yup, 2010... There was this music website Last.fm. You were typing your music preferences and the radio was playing the music of this genres. Suddenly Back & Forth played and I was like OMG who is that!. I knew about Aaliyah and the fatal crash, I heard More than a woman before and I loved it but had no idea she recorded her first album at such a young age. That was the moment I could not stop listening to Back & Forth and exploring her music more and more. Now I think my love for her is only bigger and bigger. Idol for life. I will grow old with her in my heart, and hopefully my child will share that love with me because one day I need someone who will take over my collection lol ♥

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Omg! I actually remember Last

Omg! I actually remember Last.fm! That was such a dope site, before Spotify etc... took over! I made so many great friends from there, and I loved the fact that people would recommend certain songs, albums which you would never really come across. That was like me but with Pandora (they used to have it here in the UK, but it's only available in the US now!) And lol aww...exactly! Gotta pass down the legacy to the little ones once we grow old and grey 🤣

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Haven't met Aaliyah during her time here on Earth

No I was quite young but I wish I was older so that I would have gone to one of her shows. But actually back then I didnt know who she was until her song Try Again came out but yeah I was a kid so unfortunately no . 

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I noticed you said you were

I noticed you said you were originally from the UK? That's where I'm from too! 😊 Did you ever go to secondary school here? As I remember Aaliyah going from school to school all over the UK to perform.