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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

Repost via Jeff Holden from Facebook. A rare gem which we have not come across before. Thank you so much for sharing and thanks to @tiaralways and @weloveaaliyahaughton for the tag! ❤️ 

Repost via Jack Satter on Facebook of Mama Diane, Aaliyah and @marconavarra back in 1993! What a throwback! Thank you so much for sharing! ❤

Repost via @hakan_fora_ on Facebook "AALIYAH AND JETSTYLE - SINCE '94"

Repost via @archivealive: "Aaliyah photographed by Barron Claiborne for Stuff For Men magazine, April 2001 “Biggest Skeleton in her Closet: Rejected for a part on Family Matters”

Repost via @djjosemelendez: "#tbt I finally found this pic! Circa: Late 90’s @aaliyah #aaliyah @radioreneetaylor @jazzymix @wild949 She was a once in lifetime type of artist! May She Rest In Peace. #ripaaliyah"

Interesting story behind this particular scene where @ginuwine can be seen walking towards Aaliyah. Why exactly was Aaliyah covering her face? Aaliyah's glam squad member @ericferrellmakeup explains why...😊

Repost via @arnoldshoots ""Let's Take It Back" to #1997 with Aaliyah 

Some beautiful rares gems courtesy of photographer Ronnie Wright. Thank you so much for sharing with us all. I also zoomed in on each particular rare image for better clarity. Enjoy /.\ fam! 😊❤️

Repost via @sdot1023 who shared this lovely gem of Aaliyah via her Instagram story on the August 25th. Forgot to post this one! Enjoy /.\ squad! ❤

Repost via @jamosa148: "I was sorting out my old photo book and look what I found? This is late Aaliyah in my home town Fukuoka, Japan in 1996❣️

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