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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

(📸: via @tdoteric) Aaliyah and MC Eiht at the 1995 Source Awards. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙏🏽❤

Let's talk about Aaliyah's legacy, a woman who could do it all...sing, model, act and dance. An impact so influential that she still continues to inspire to this very day, so what does her legacy have to show for it?

Repost via @beautyandcurves of Aaliyah at her album signing in Dallas on August 17th, 2001.

Repost via @craigdavid: "One of my all time favourite slow jams from the Angel @aaliyah 🙌🏽 Enjoy! 💜 xxx Classic @timbaland🏆"

Repost via @ultimate.aaliyah: "Mariah Carey mentions #Aaliyah in her new #TheMeaningOfMariahCarey book She was indeed our little Princess"

"Like Aaliyah..." here's an original track I came across via Spotify whilst casually browsing for new songs 😎

Repost via @247hh on YouTube of an interview with @teksmokeelah and @generalsteele from Hip-Hop group Smif-N-Wessun.

Repost via photographer Ronald Baker (A.K.A–Solid Image Photographic) "Aaliyah with her dad, Michael Haughton and Donnie Simpson on the "Donnie Simpson Morning Show" in 1997". 

Repost via @pjmcclam on Facebook who posted these lovely gems of Aaliyah performing at the #DisneyGradNite concert back in 1997.

Repost via @alextovarphotography "Some celebrity Polaroids from the vault. Guess who ? #polaroids #celebrities #photoshoot #aaliyah"

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