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" 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. "
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" 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."

1995

Repost via Manfred Segerer on Facebook:"#Aaliyah ❤ 1979-2001, (R.I.P.) When I met her, she was only 16 years old...

Repost via @justintpix "Aaliyah Hammersmith, Odeon London 22nd May 1995"...

A lovely exclusive rare photo of a young Baby Girl, shared courtesy of Mama Diane and Rashad Haughton...

An image shared before but in better quality courtesy of photographer Pogus Caesar with Aaliyah in Amsterdam, Holland, 1995.

Repost via @mzsummerdion: "#ThrowBackThursday begins...aaliyah and I met in #1995 in #Denver, CO at the #BlackExpo (we need to bring this back by the way). Had a #backstage pass and I was 14 years old...

Repost via @m.o.r.g.1993 "#aaliyah #backandforth" | Thank you so much for sharing! 😊❤

Aaliyah performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City on November 4th, 1995. Photo Courtesy of photographer 📸: David Corio 😊❤

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

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