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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."


(📸: @nynightclubbing) Thank you so much for sharing with us all 🙏🏽❤

Repost via @favouritethingsbyazzizz: "Babygirl, it's been 19 years without you 💔 And despite some haters trying to discredit you, the love you get is getting bigger with every anniversary 🤗 💅 Last year I posted this photo as a small preview, but now I have it in much better quality, so enjoy it, my dear Aaliyah Fam 😘❤️ #Aaliyah"

Repost via @therealjohntaaustin: "I post at least twice a year about you, but I lose track of the actual times that I think of & remember you, your humor, your work ethic, your attempts to learn ATL slang (which were successful) & the way you seemed to light up any environment you entered. Keep saving my place by the 🔥 I’ll be along when I can.

Repost via @aaliyahalways "#Aaliyah & @ericpowers93 💫 (📸:@hot1037seattle) #Aaliyah19Years #RIPAaliyah"

Repost via @tdoteric of Aaliyah and Eiht Compton presenting at the 1995 Source Awards. Thank you for sharing this gem with us all! ❤

Here are some rare gems shared via photographer Ben Watts of Aaliyah, Missy Elliott and Rashad Haughton at Cheetah club. Shout out to @thelegendaaliyah for finding these from last year, as they were shared on Ben Watt's IG stories. Can't believe we missed these! 😩

Repost via @supreme__libra: "Bet yo’ mama didn’t chase yo’ FUTURE WIFE👀 down & grab a pic like mine did because she knew you were borderline obsessed at 14😜🤣🤦🏽‍♀️😆😂 SO😚 My MOMMA THE GOAT🐐🙌🏽
Crazy it’s been 19yrs today since she passed! Still my favorite AND I NAMED MY BABY AFTER YOU WIFEY🤗 Continue to Rest Well Babygirl...much love #RIPAALIYAH"

Repost via @therealtrarenee: "#GoneTooSoon. Today, August 25th, 2020 marks the 19th anniversary since the tragic death of singer #Aaliyah. So, let’s take a moment to remember and honor her life and how she blessed us as a singer, actress, and R&B trailblazer. And the streets are talkin’... we may hear some unreleased music from her catalog soon too!!!"

Repost via @leroy_mcglathery: "19 years ago. We Lost a truly one- of -a kind artist. The Beautiful one #aaliyah"

Repost via @sharoncarpenter: "That time I met #Aaliyah. One of the first celebs I ever interviewed. A gentle and beautiful soul. ❤️"