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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."



Repost via @alwaysgaming404: "Found a #candid pic I got to take of #Aaliyah the day we met. #albumPromoParty #DC July 2001. #rare Just sharing for the fans. #fan #aaliyahRedAlbum #thosewerethedays #aaliyahfans #r&b

“An image that has not been released - It’s from a contact sheet until I can afford to have...

Repost via @forevericonicaaliyah “My friends and I won tickets to go to the taping. When her and Puffy came out you can vaguely hear me...

Here's a Flashback Friday of Aaliyah with fan @miss_ty25 who shared this...

A beautiful rare, uncut photo of Aaliyah that was used on the cover of ID-magazine (The Bedroom Issue/September 2001) By photographer Matt Jones...

A huge shout out to @Ancient College on YouTube for sharing this video with us all. As an archiver of Aaliyah footage we always give credit where it's due...

Repost via @alwaysgaming404: "That day I met the princess of r&b. My fave..@aaliyah. Album release party in DC 2001...

Repost via photographer @arnoldshoots: "In Loving Memory of #Aaliyah 🙏🏽 August 25, 2001 RIP...


Today is a day I've been dreading the most... This year cuts deep in my heart more than all the other years.

August 25th 2001 is a day I'll never forget as an 11 year old frantically crying and questioning why? My heroine was no longer? How can this be? How do I process this? An empty void that still feels missing to this very day...

Repost via Brittney Newberry on #FB: "Aaliyah 2001. Such a surreal moment. I was fan girl crazy. I wanted to be her in every way. Crazy story...