Today the Hip Hop world remembers our fallen Angel, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, who died 10 years ago today in a fiery plane crash on August 25, 2001 in the Bahamas after filming the music video for her single "Rock the Boat".

The music video was directed by Hype Williams, who, at the time was accused of overloaded Aaliyah's chartered aircraft with excess film equipment which caused the plane to crash on takeoff. It was later revealed that the pilot had traces of cocaine and alcohol in his system. Still, Williams' once thriving video directing career never fully recovered from the industry blackballing.

By the way, the iconic photo above of Aaliyah and Left Eye was taken by your auntie. I made the mistake of uploading this photo (and others) to the Internet back in the late 90s when I didn't know much about watermarking and copyrighting my work.

As you can see, this is the original photo without the dark shadowing like the photo you see all over the Internet. I have this photo blown up to poster size and hanging on my wall. It is one of the few rare images of Aaliyah and Left Eye together before they died.

The photo was taken at Lance "Un" Rivera's birthday party at the Atrium nightclub on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Left Eye was supposedly dating Lance at the time. Lil Kim was there that night too.

No one could have imagined that these two young ladies, who were so full of life, would die tragically within a year of each other.

R.I.P. Aaliyah!

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    AAAWWWW! I miss AAliyah :wail: Love this song!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I Love Aaliyah!!!

    She was a beautiful girl...

  • lovezoe

    I remember it was like it was yesterday. I was closing at McD, and my manager was like Aaliyah died. I thought he was joking. He was a major jerk. When i got home, it was all over MTV. I cried and cried. She was such a beautiful person. Talented to the bone.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    'Liyah's Walley's were banging....

    #GOTTA BE EAST COAST

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    wow Auntie! Nice photos

    R.I.P. Aaliyah...

  • mrsloveleigh

    Tragic losses. RIP to both ladies. I remember that day vividly

  • HoneyDip aka QueenSJ

    Wow...these ladies are so deeply missed.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9d9FA3fCf4 FeFe

    :hugs: atchu ladies @Wut @Tatted @Sunrise

    I'm off to a meeting...

  • Dymond

    Morning!!! :waves:

    I had never heard that about Hype Williams before...hmmmmm

    Miss Aaliyah and her sweet persona! She was so sexy without being raunchy.

    Look at how small they all look!!

  • Yardgirl

    I too remember like it was yesterday!! I was in shock and could not believe when I heard, it was awful :cry: R.I.P.

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    Hey FEFE! :hug: back atcha!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Hey Fe....spoke on the last post! :bye:

    LOVELEIGH.... WHERE THE FUGG YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE! :hug:

    DYMOND....I MISSED YOU SWEETS! :kiss:

  • lovezoe

    4 page letter was my favorite. When she turn my music up, I had the TV BLARING! My mom came home mad it was so loud!

  • MzDimplez1123

    Lawd I miss Left Eye!

    R.I.P Aaliyah

  • Mamacita

    :yahoo:

    This was one of my Favorite songs by her!

    I remember one saturday I sat by the radio ALL DAY waiting for it to come on so i could record this song for my casette player. lol those were the days!

  • kingstonn

    aw *tear tear*
    i still jam her Aaliyah cd on the regular.

    sn: that last days of Left Eye documentary on VH1 was eerie than a muhfugga. it left me very disturbed...

    anywho.. RIP to both ladies!

  • kingstonn

    GASP.
    dimpz.. come save me! :wail:

  • amatrex

    I too was shocked when I saw that 'Singer Aaliyah Dies in a plane crash' side scroll across the screen while watching MTV. I was hoping it was a mistake, but unfortunately it was true (then just a few weeks later, the 9/11 attacks happened). Damn, 2001 was rough.

    For some reason I wasn't as shocked when left-eye died. She was a bit on the crazy side (burning down Andre Rison's house), so it didn't surprise that she ended up dying at a young age.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    The music video was directed by Hype Williams, who, at the time was accused of overloaded Aaliyah’s chartered aircraft with excess film equipment which caused the plane to crash on takeoff.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    See, I heard that Aaliyah didn't wanna have all her luggage, clothes, makeup, etc. to be on a separate plane and THAT'S what caused the plane to be overloaded, which is why Fatima (choreographer) and a few others stayed behind an extra day or so!

  • Dymond

    Hey Tatt :kiss: how ur durrin love?

    Hey Dimpz!!!!!!!!! :hug: :yahoo:

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    RIP Aaliyah

  • GAGIRL87

    I love these photos Sandra :yes: look a T Boz looking just like her daughter Chase too cute...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 SnootyPooty

    I miss you baby girl such a beautiful person with a beautiful spirit. My heart still aches and hurt over your death. You paved the way for so many. Imitated but can never be duplicated. Sniff Sniff tear tear

  • MzDimplez1123

    I never heard the overload story that way. I heard it as, the pilot told them the plane was too heavy for everyone and suggested taking the equiptment first them coming back for the passengers and Aaliyah was insistant on one trip to do all.

    Either way, shame she died so early. I wasn't a fan but, many ppl were so, I empathize their musical loss.

  • Lady_L

    Loved this girl, if she were still alive she would be on eof the biggest stars alive!

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    @ TATTED

    CHECK OUR OVER SEAS ACCOUNT.. I STASHED 150MIL THERE TO EARN INTEREST. JUST TAKE WHAT YOU NEED! :wink:

    I think my gravi has gone overload! It refuse to download! Maybe Sandra has :banned: my gravies :shrug:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    PURRTY PICS AUNTIE :yes: BEUTIFUL LADIES GONE TOO SOON!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Heeey Dimpz, 'Cita, Kingstonn, GAgirl, Tainted :bye:

    @ Dymond....I'm good!

  • pointhimout

    I've seen a couple those pics before, but no less, I love rare pics. Cherish memories and thoughts, we move forward. I don't want to keep reliving or thinking back to where I was when news broke of Alliya or the sept 11 incident. I'll never forget, but media has a way of forcing you back into that dark time.

  • MzDimplez1123

    Kingston! You still trapped over there?! :blink:

    Hurry up and bring your arse home, my superhero outfit is in the cleaners. :no:

    Hi Dymond! :hug:

  • MzDimplez1123

    Tatted! :yahoo: How you be Ma?

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ WUT...okay, got our multi-million dollar account checking on it. May snatch 'bout 2 mo' mill just to get me through the rest of the week!

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    @ LAKES

    Su imagen es muy bonito.... :coffee:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Dimpz...I'M GOOD. HOW YOU BE???? (We share part of a gov'ment)! Shhhh!

  • chocalatecity29

    :crying:...I miss Left Eye!!....This was back in the day when music was good and you could relate to it!

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @WUT :lol: GRACIAS

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven says:

    @ WUT…okay, got our multi-million dollar account checking on it. May snatch ’bout 2 mo’ mill just to get me through the rest of the week!
    -----------------
    Grab a lil extra you know for "Incidentals" :grin:

  • kingstonn

    hey tatted!

    and yes Kita bread, i'm still stuck. i wanna kick Irene's ass fiercely right about now. don't get me wrong, i like being here with my great gran, but if i have to eat something else that has Goya on it, i'm going to scream. :cry:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    DISCLAIMER:

    I HATE BROWN (DOT) COM!

    #SHEKNOWSWHY!

  • leapyearpisces

    :heart: :heart: Aaliyah...one of my all time faves....I had ALL of her CD's....looking at those pics reminds me of the good old early 90's- to the early 2000's...when artists were not gimmicks.....Aaliyah and TLC all exuded sexuality and were sexy full clothed!!!! Thats what I loved about Aaliyah THE MOST..and even though I am a girly-girl I loved that even in a throwback jersey and some J's she was still sexier than the chicks in tight skirts and stilettos...that's what you call having "IT". RIP babygirl....

  • pointhimout

    As for Hype, Sandra you dont think his career fell off because music videos started to change? Is it that he hasn't directed a video since this? Back in the 90's, Hype was the man, Little X directed a lot, and Diane Martel. I saw a video a week ago that Diane directed and I was surprised to see her name.

    I know her mom sued and they must've settled out of court. The lawsuit did name Hype, but even then, I never understood how he was connected to or to blame for that accident.

  • ValerieB1

    R.I.P Ladies.

    Still listen to Aliyah somedays at work :love:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @KINGSTON :rofl:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    @tatted
    Fatima stayed because she called me before they were to get on the flight and no one was home to pick her up from the airport because we where all out of town at my grandparents anniversary party. had any of us been home she would have been on that flight.

    Rip Aaliyah i still remember getting that phone call like yesterday

  • buddapecan

    Thank you for this post! I absolutely loved Aaliyah. All her music is still on my playlist. Definitely gone too soon!

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    @WUT GRACIAS
    -------------------
    I wanted to say much more, but my english to spanish translator wouldn't translate all the "colorful words" I wanted to say :biggrin:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    eastpointvet says:

    @tatted
    Fatima stayed because she called me before they were to get on the flight and no one was home to pick her up from the airport because we where all out of town at my grandparents anniversary party. had any of us been home she would have been on that flight.

    Rip Aaliyah i still remember getting that phone call like yesterday
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    OH REALLY??? Okay. Just heard that.....That's crazy as hell!

  • teredrews

    Dont want to rub the fam in the wrong way but...................
    "They say she was Dame's sacrifice"
    :popcorn:
    because I done opened up a can o worms

  • melinla

    MzDimplez1123 says:

    Either way, shame she died so early. I wasn’t a fan but, many ppl were so, I empathize their musical loss.

    :cosign:

    Good Morning All

  • GAGIRL87

    Tatted :waves:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtFBNflNX-U OHoney

    :coffee: <<< really a Starbucks doubleshot drink in the can...from the store....down the street from my job...
    I love her songs :yes:

  • H-Townmama

    I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in my dorm room when my bff mother called to tell us because we were big fans. she was also the one to call a couple weeks later when 9/11 hit :thinking:

    Prayers to all the loved ones for both families.

  • candibfly

    *does the routine from 'are u that somebody' then proceeds to rock the boat*

    morning y'all :yawn:

  • CFREE

    Awwww!! Aaliyah & Left Eye! :hug:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    :blink:

  • kingstonn

    :lol: lakes dont laugh at me.
    i'm serious. i pass by the goya factory everyday and wanna blow it up. :rolleyes:

  • 2know the ledge

    she was a true talent she is missed big time. Rememeber seeing her more than once around Va with mis and tim

  • candibfly

    i was in my dorm too, i think i was a sophomore :think:

    i always remember bc it was the day before my bday

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    candibfly says:

    *does the routine from ‘are u that somebody’ then proceeds to rock the boat*

    morning y’all
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Rock the Boat was me and my baby's first dance together...when we met! Then "Love of My Life" by Erykah Badu & Common!

    #MEMORIES!

  • H-Townmama

    *snickers* :rofl:
    SR poster^^^ please head straight to the :kona:

  • MzDimplez1123

    :yahoo: @ shared Gubments

    @ Kingston.... Say no to Goya! If you're not home by Monday, me a lil Jay gone get a speed boat and come getchu. :steer:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    2know the ledge says:

    she was a true talent she is missed big time. Rememeber seeing her more than once around Va with mis and tim
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    HEEEEY MY MAN CRUSH! :kiss:

  • Terri B

    See, I heard that Aaliyah didn’t wanna have all her luggage, clothes, makeup, etc. to be on a separate plane and THAT’S what caused the plane to be overloaded, which is why Fatima (choreographer) and a few others stayed behind an extra day or so!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Same thing here. I never heard Hype mention about the crash. It was said the polit warned them that all of them plus all of the luaggage and equipment they wanted to take on one flight was going to be too much for the plane, but they insisted that it all be on that one flight.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ HTOWN...are you snickering @ what I'm "blinking" at??? :rofl:

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Hey FeFE!!!! :hug:

    Man this post making me miss my girl Aaliyah!!!

    Lol... I'm still trying to get my mid section like hers was!!!

    Flat!!! :ashamed: LMBO!!!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Terri B says:

    See, I heard that Aaliyah didn’t wanna have all her luggage, clothes, makeup, etc. to be on a separate plane and THAT’S what caused the plane to be overloaded, which is why Fatima (choreographer) and a few others stayed behind an extra day or so!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Same thing here. I never heard Hype mention about the crash. It was said the polit warned them that all of them plus all of the luaggage and equipment they wanted to take on one flight was going to be too much for the plane, but they insisted that it all be on that one flight.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I KNEW I WASN'T LOCO! I KNEW I HEARD THAT!

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Terri...I know that's what I heard because ppl were pissed at MJB for saying ppl should put less value on material things or something to that effect when she was interviewed after that.

  • 2know the ledge

    Rat a tat tat my lovely :kiss:

    How you sweetie

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @KINGSTON :lol: DAM! I KNOW HOW U FEEL WEN IM IN MEXICO THE FIRST DAYS FOOD IS GOOD BUT THEN I GET TIRED OF IT :shrug: **JUMPS ON HER FLOTABLE FABULOSO BOTTLE AND SWIMS TO PUERTO RICO**

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    :waiting:

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @TATT AND HTOWN :wtf: IS GOING ON HINT A BISH!! :pc: #LOST

  • SunRiseBlossom

    teredrews says:

    Dont want to rub the fam in the wrong way but……………….
    “They say she was Dame’s sacrifice”

    because I done opened up a can of worms
    ____________________________________________________
    :cosign:
    That's what I learned/heard too...
    But you on your own!!! I ain't opening up that can of worms with your butt!!! :no: Lol!!!

  • 2know the ledge

    *Scans for double L and them lips

  • chocalatecity29

    @ Tatted...I liek your gravi! :wink: Werk!

  • lovezoe

    Someone explain the Dame situation, I am lost.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    I'm good Knowledge.....BROWN IS WAITING ON YOU TO SPEAK...YOU SEE HERE FANGERS TAPPIN'! :rofl:

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    I remember I was I at the gas station with my best friend and my homeboy when they announced on the radio.....It was if time stood still and nobody did anything for like 2 minutes....It was such a shook...Aaliyah was on her to super stardom....you could feel it...its still hard to believe that she is gone....

    Auntie those pics that you have are priceless...And says so much without saying anything...Looking at them Aaliyah's swag just oozes out...Like she was the chit...not chitting on Left Eye...but Aaliyah just outshined anybody she took a pic with...

  • H-Townmama

    :yes:

  • MzDimplez1123

    Mary J. Blige is on 106 & Park. She said God doesn't take anyone like that and Aaliyah's death was spiritual murder. She said she would go deeper, but concluded by saying something to the effect of dying because of luggage, jewelry and false idols; "If it weren't for that, honey would be here today."

  • kingstonn

    @ lakes
    girl i would kill for some chick fil a or chipotle right now.
    but i do like sitting on the porch and watching all the sexy ass men walk by :yes:

    @ dimpz
    can you go scoop up my marley clan? i miss them like cuhrazzzzzy. their daycare is charging me by the hours now. bastids.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ CHOCOLATE....THANKS BEW BEW. HIPS GALORE IS WHAT THEY ARE!

    BTW - Looking @ Aaliyah's old school Clark Wallabies make me wanna go to the Clark store & pick up some in brown, black, cream & blue!

    *thinking I'mma rock them this fall* :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    OH NAW NICCAH DON'T BE SCANNIN LOOKIN FOR ME NOW AFTER YOU JUST TONGUED DOWN TATTED!

    Htown they so damn unruly

  • noneofdis

    @SunRiseBlossom says:

    looks like someone wants to know about the situation....... Y 'ont cha
    gone on and start.. :yes:

    lovezoe says:
    Someone explain the Dame situation, I am lost.

  • MzDimplez1123

    So, yall saying Dame sacrificed Aaliyah to the Illuminati?! :blink:

  • 2know the ledge

    *puts on liyah hot like fire and scoots closer to double L* :lick:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ Lakes...I'll let HTown 'splain!

  • H-Townmama

    @tatted

    U already know!

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    Thats what I loved about Aaliyah THE MOST..and even though I am a girly-girl I loved that even in a throwback jersey and some J’s she was still sexier than the chicks in tight skirts and stilettos…that’s what you call having “IT”. RIP babygirl….
    __________________________________________
    :yes: Aaliyah could make a damn potato sack sexy....

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ KIngston...I forgot about the poor lil Marleys! You might be missing one, Bobby, when I get to you but, sure thing! By the hour?! Aw Hail Nawl!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Sir you think you can just come ion here, tongue down Tatted then attempt to remove my ovaries with that same tongue?!?!?!?!

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    Mary J. Blige is on 106 & Park. She said God doesn’t take anyone like that and Aaliyah’s death was spiritual murder. She said she would go deeper, but concluded by saying something to the effect of dying because of luggage, jewelry and false idols; “If it weren’t for that, honey would be here today.”
    _____________________________________________________
    :blink:
    That's deep as hell!!! Wow...Mary knows some chit that we dont know...CLEARLY!!!

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    T-Boz used to be TINNNNNNYYYYYY!!! Damn!!

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS says:

    Sir you think you can just come ion here, tongue down Tatted then attempt to remove my ovaries with that same tongue?!?!?!?!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    *MUST....RE-POST.... DISCLAIMER*

    I HATE BROWN (DOT) COM! :dead:

  • H-Townmama

    @Brown
    They need to be checked! *hands over whip, chains, blindfold, and peaches*
    #helpful

  • pointhimout

    wow #79, u got the interview almost verbatim. Mary J definitely said those words. I wondered too if she was trying to say someone killed Aaliyah or what. I remember AJ trying to keep his composure, Timbaland calling in crying and saying he was going to take some time away from music (but came right back $$$$$$$$), etc.

    If she was a sacrifice, sucks for Dame cuz look at him now.

  • 2know the ledge

    well couldn't slip tat the tongue figured I would stick it your way :D

  • PAHairston

    Hello SandraRose Family, my sister Micahelle lost her battle with breast cancer this morning. She was 62 yrs old. When she was first diagnosed, it was in stage IV. She was married to a wonderful man, a former navy seal, for 40 yrs who was by her side when she died, in their home. (A month ago, he told me that hospice was coming to her.) She was a true Christian, didn't EVER smoke, drink, get high, dance, party, she's been on the straight and narrow road to God since her early 20s. And unlike most Christians, she gave EVERYBODY the benefit of doubt. Family, take care and keep me in your prayers. She's in the arms of our Almighty Savior Jesus Christ with our Momma holding her hand. (I got to believe this.) Love you family, even if it is from a distance. I won't be posting for a while so take care. May God bless this fine, crazy group we call the SandraRose family. Peace.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfDHCu6MuQ LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Oh so now I'm 2nd best to Tatted!

    NICCAH PLEASE!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsV10dbUAys:// ELove

    @MzDimpz SAID:
    Mary J. Blige is on 106 & Park. She said God doesn’t take anyone like that and Aaliyah’s death was spiritual murder. She said she would go deeper,
    ^^^

    This SAYS & SPEAKS alot to the REAL Foolishness within the Music Industry... NOT going to DELVE any further because ASTUTE INDIVIDUALS already KNOW The MF-ing DEAL (WORD) :coffee:

    OKEY BYE !!!

  • ValerieB1

    Did Jay Z and Dame fall out over Aliyah? She dated them both right?

  • candibfly

    my boo just forced some of those wallabee's on me not too long ago :lol: i mean if u wanna spend ur money on that ok

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    @ PA - I offer you my condolences as well as your entire family.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    @PAHAIR SO SORRY FOR UR LOST :hug: TAKE CARE HONEY... IM LOGGIN OF THIS POST IS MAKING ME DEPRESS *SIGH*

  • H-Townmama

    I'm so sorry PA.
    We will definitely pray for your family to make it during this rough time.

  • candibfly

    prayers going up for PA :praying:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    candibfly says:

    my boo just forced some of those wallabee’s on me not too long ago i mean if u wanna spend ur money on that ok
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sure do Fandice! :coffee: :rofl:

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Point..I said that same thing cause I havent' seen or heard Dame's name in ages. Unless linked to Jay-Z, those movies he put out, or I think of him when I see his cousin Stacy.

    Speaking of Jay-Z, anybody ever heard the rumor that Aaliyah was with him before she got with Dash?

  • 2know the ledge

    Blessings and prayers to you PA

  • MzDimplez1123

    Sorry for your loss PA. :hug:

  • candibfly

    tatted i was sayin if that's what he wants to spend his money on cause i am frugal and i ain't payin $100+ dollars

  • H-Townmama

    @Dimpz
    I did!

    @Elove
    Peple call Lauryn Hill crazy, but her MTV Unplugged album is so real and tells people the evils in the music industry and beyond.
    #letthosewhohaveears

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Valerie.... I heard the same thing and there is this one pic of Jay and Aaliyah i've seen where they look rather cozy. :coffee:

  • chocalatecity29

    :crying: @ PA.....My prayers are with you in this time of need....I know thisis probably taking a toll on you right now, stay strong and ALWAYS believe in The All Mighty himself!...I will pray for you and your family!!!!

  • ohpretty1

    She said God doesn’t take anyone like that and Aaliyah’s death was spiritual murder. She said she would go deeper, but concluded by saying something to the effect of dying because of luggage, jewelry and false idols; “If it weren’t for that, honey would be here today.”

    I'm with Mary here. This is along the lines I was thinking when I heard of her death. I was like WHO makes a big deal about all of that luggage being on a PRIVATE aircraft with that many people. As much as they travel, someone knew that weight would be an issue. I was also shocked that they were allowed to take it all. Sad story, but for 10 years, that has always been what I think about on Aaliyah's anniversary.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOzfujTwDIA NikkeMinxx

    I only logged in to give you a :hug: PA. I'm sorry abut your sister. Its nice when you get time instead of the unexpected version... I'll be thinking of you...

    But since I'm here....

    @Valerie... I thought it ironic that on the Best Of Both Worlds CD and song by tge same title (loveded it) Jay starts talking about Aaliyah and mentions Damon Dash but that was R. Kelly's ex wife at the time.

  • noneofdis

    ValerieB1 says:
    Did Jay Z and Dame fall out over Aliyah? She dated them both right?

    Yes Val. I ran across the same thing. Supposedly she was with Jay first

  • lovezoe

    PA prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ H-Town...Mary also said that Aaliyah's death is what made her get her life right because she just KNEW that THEY were coming for her next. If you gotta go through all that to sell a reckard, i'll stay broke and unknown. :yes:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    candibfly says:

    tatted i was sayin if that’s what he wants to spend his money on cause i am frugal and i ain’t payin $100+ dollars
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I didn't take it negative @ all! My bew stay Walleye'd up! I use to rock them so hard back in the late 90's! MAYUN......

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    If she was a sacrifice, sucks for Dame cuz look at him now.
    _________________________________________
    I was gonna say that...like he's bum now...so IF he did sacrifice her for money...his conscious must be eating him alive.....

    I didnt know that Jay DATED Aaliyah...I knew they were good friends...I though Dame was the only one smashing....But now that I think about it Dame didnt really take her death hard like everybody else or at least it wasnt showed publicly...I mean Jay even made a song about her death....

    But MJB KNOW some chit...

    ELOVE you need to explain more about what you're talking bout!!!

  • H-Townmama

    @Dimpz
    I agree. My life suits me just fine. They can have all that shat!

  • ohpretty1

    My prayers are with you PA (one of my faves). Take comfort in knowing your sister has joined your Mother. My prayers are with you all.

  • kingstonn

    wow, all these conspiracy theories.
    i just thought the pilot was buzzed and crashed the plane. :shrug:

  • pointhimout

    at MzDimplez, yeah there are pics of Aaliyah cuddled up with Jay-Z, and then other pics of her with Dame all over the net.

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Kingston...I always heard they plane was too heavy and she didn't wanna be separated from her stuff. Who knows? :shrug:

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    Mary also said that Aaliyah’s death is what made her get her life right because she just KNEW that THEY were coming for her next. If you gotta go through all that to sell a reckard, i’ll stay broke and unknown. :yes:
    __________________________________________
    WTF is THEY...I mean the record industry...the illuminati? I need some answers cause this chit is starting to spook me a lil...

    I never knew all this about Aaliyah....

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    chibytex says:

    But now that I think about it Dame didnt really take her death hard like everybody else or at least it wasnt showed publicly
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I heard he took it extremely hard...not even wanting to be out in public for a long time, especially since he was getting ready to propose when she got back.

    @ Kingstonn....I'M W/YOU!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    You are in my :pray: PAHairston! I can only imagine your hurt and pain...

    God is still in control... Be encouraged and stay in the fight!!!

    Here's a :hug: for you today!!!

  • H-Townmama

    Does anyone remember people saying it was pre planned because the date of her death was apart of the bar code of her CD? When she died I heard so many stories...

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Point...And not to be a bytch but, that's partially why I never got her being referred to as an "angel". A sweetheart maybe but an Angel, iono about that.

  • pointhimout

    PA, condolences to your family, doll.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtFBNflNX-U OHoney

    :popcorn:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    I'll holla @ everyone later! I don't do all this spiritual voo-doo, etc. I don't allow those types of spirits to inhabit my being!

    Love you guys....see ya soon!

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    kingstonn says:

    wow, all these conspiracy theories.
    i just thought the pilot was buzzed and crashed the plane. :shrug:
    _________________________________________________
    Right, but the media can always twist chit the way they want it to....How do we really know if he had drugs and liquor in system? And why couldnt the piolt make the executive decision NOT to fly that plane with all that chit in it....Doesnt make sense....

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Hello 2know the ledge :hug:

    It's been a minute since I've seen you too!

  • ohpretty1

    Speaking of Jay-Z, anybody ever heard the rumor that Aaliyah was with him before she got with Dash?

    That isn't a rumor. There are pictures of them on the internet where they are holding hands, booed up.

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Tatted....I heard Dash was messed up over her too. He actually sat his ass down somewhere quietly for a while. I loveded me some Dame Dash though. :yes:

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven says:

    I’ll holla @ everyone later! I don’t do all this spiritual voo-doo, etc. I don’t allow those types of spirits to inhabit my being!

    Love you guys….see ya soon!
    _________________________________________________
    :cosign:

  • H-Townmama

    @Tatted
    I heard Dame was messed up because they were talking marriage and children. I think he said he was going to propose or marry after she finished the Matrix. It's been a while.

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Oh Pretty...I've seen them, I'm trying to stay respectful and all.

  • KayCeiSoul

    :hugs: Fam!

    "Baby Girl, better known as Aaliyah,
    Give you goosebumps and high fever,
    Making playa haters bah-lieve her
    Don't you know? Better ask somebody!
    'Cause I really need somebody, tell me you're that somebody."

    RIParadise Aaliyah Dana "Baby Girl" Haughton".
    Your family, city, fans, and supporters MISS YOU something terrible.

  • MzDimplez1123

    :bye: Tatted

  • Dymond

    :hug: to PA
    your sister sounds like she had a beautiful soul

  • Dymond

    Hey Candidella
    Hey Brown
    Hey Lakes
    Hey Wut
    Hey PSP :danban1:

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    heard he took it extremely hard…not even wanting to be out in public for a long time, especially since he was getting ready to propose when she got back.
    __________________________
    THAT explains why we never saw him mourn publicly.....

    @Dimpz I agree...Aaliyah was the chit...but she wasnt no angel...I mean she was banging R.KELLY at 15/16 years old. Then she moved on to Dame's old ass...But she kept her chit real ganster and ladylike though...

  • ohpretty1

    @ MzDimp - Gotcha!

    Welp, so in other lighter news, why are 2 of the Longfellows writing a book?!

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    Love and :pray: to you and yours PA...

    See yalll after lunch!

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Oh Pretty....What's a Longfellow?

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    Hey Dymond... Will talk after lunch to yall :bye:

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    Dame Dash was a character.....and came off real shady to me...but I used to like the nigga for some reason...he brought the energy to Rockafella...Jay was the laid back one and Dame was the IN YOU FACE nigga!!!

  • kingstonn

    hmm. i've been on one of those lil rickety planes and they really don't have alot of space so that probably contributed to it. i remember once it was like maybe 6 ppl on it and even then, the plane flied rough as hell... and the damn thing hit every pocket of wind, cloud, everything. so if the pilot was indeed fugged up, he really wouldn't be able to control a stuffed lil plane with all that crap in the back.

    as for her deathdate in the barcode of her cd, that's creepy as hell. :(

  • MzDimplez1123

    @ Wut...Don'tchu leave heah and leave THAT shyt on display! :no:

  • ohpretty1

    Longfellows Academy was started by Eddie Long. So as the accusers started coming out and I couldn't keep up with the names, I just called them Longfellows. #dontjudgeme :lol:

  • MzDimplez1123

    Dame Dash only nicca I know besides Diddy get more shine in a video than the ninjas performing the song. :rofl:

  • MzDimplez1123

    :rofl: @ Longfellows. I feel bad for the underaged ones though.

  • MsGorgeous

    :wail: I AM STILL SAD OVER HER DEATH... I MISS HER SOOOOO MUCH..........
    RIP BABY GIRL

  • ohpretty1

    It's a tell-all book of course. Cha-ching.

  • H-Townmama

    @Kingstonn
    How did u do it on those planes? I don't like to fly but I do it regardless. That would have made me nuts :no:

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    MzDimplez1123 says:

    @ Wut…Don’tchu leave heah and leave THAT shyt on display!
    -----------------------
    :blink: Who him? Why he's only Sandra's Morning Wood Pic for today tis all!! :grin:

    loggin off for really now :typing:

  • MzDimplez1123

    I hope Eddie Long owns an island. He may need to relocate to it. DAMN!

  • Bigbadwolf

    My prayers go out to PA.

    Aaliyah was my girl, At your best, I care 4 u, chit she's one of the reasons I was able to mess wit older dudes to this day my favorite line is :whistle: Age ain't nothing but a number

    Hey Fam :waves:

  • pointhimout

    And as business savvy as he was, Jay-Z pulled the ultimate by buying Rocawear for 30M and then reselling it for 200mil. They haven't spoken since.

    I dont doubt much of what we hear about the music industry. The artists are frightened stiff to say specifically what goes on. They all just hint around that it's a cut throat evil industry.

    I wanted Mary J to elaborate, but she didn't.

  • KayCeiSoul

    :hi: ohpretty1!

    So MORE accusers have come forth!?! So this book isn't by the boys who won the lawsuit then huh? Umph, umph, umph! Tell the truth and shame the devil! :popcorn:

  • Daisy

    @PaA I am so sorry for your loss. I shall :pray: that God comfort you and your fam during this time.

    Babygirl betta known as Aaliyah

  • KayCeiSoul

    :rofl: @ WUT's gravieeeeee!!!! :dead:

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    MzDimplez1123 says:

    Dame Dash only nicca I know besides Diddy get more shine in a video than the ninjas performing the song. :rofl:
    ____________________________________________________
    :rofl: :rofl: DAT nigga stayed in the camera with a bottle of Cristal...showering hoes and chit...Dame was a fukking a clown!!!!

  • Henny Blaque

    Just saw this, posted elsewhere in 2010
    *************
    I read that the Airline settled out of court for the wrongful death case and admitted that Aaliyah was unaware of the weight issues.

    It was disgusting how immediately after the crash the airline tried to paint Aaliyah and her staff as divas, they quickly shut up when the autopsy of the pilot was released though.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsV10dbUAys:// ELove

    @PAH
    Condolences to Your Family BAby !!!

    @Sunrise
    Whaddup BABY :hug:

    @chibytex :nono:

    @ohpretty1 (Comment #146)
    Yeah... W#hat's UP With the "I USE to Be TIGHT Back-There" BOYZ :lol:

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Hey ELvoe... :hug:

    How have you been?!!!

  • MzDimplez1123

    I am not flucking with ELove and his pseudonym for the "Longfellows". :no: :lol:

  • ohpretty1

    @ KayCei - Hello. These are two of the guys that actually won the lawsuit. They are risking that 4M by talking but they said they don't care because the truth isn't known by the public. (And why when we ALL know that book will sell) They (at least one) isn't that smart. He was recently arrested in his new BMW, 1200 cash and enough Mary J for the police to charge him with intent to distribute. Our local news said more accusers will come forth, and when this particular channel says it, believe they already have the story.

    @ Elove - :lol: See above.

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    Aww at E-love I guess you dont want them people knocking at your door huh...I understand....

  • http://youtu.be/wHTo_QgKM5g chibytex

    @Oh Pretty they can probably make more off that book and doing interviews and chit...fukk they could make a movie....and I think they should tell..EXPOSE his nasty ass so he can quit leading his flock of dumb sheep to hell!!!

  • Cupcake

    Thanks Auntie for this post!

    I was in such stunned shock; disbelief about her untimely passing...I cried until I couldn't cry anymore. Even now, every now and then I just shake my head and a feeling of sadness is there.

    Aaliyah is definitely loved and missed by many; not because she was a "star" but because she was a geniune person who many of us could relate to in some form or another.

    I remember seeing her in concert back in '97.. she was so tiny! Never would I have thought that a few short years later she would leave this Earth in the manner that she did.

    My heart continues to go out to her family, friends, and loved ones all over the world! R.I.Paradise Aaliyah.. truly ONE IN A MILLION!

    Or as she would often say "Street but Sweet"...
    One Love!

  • KayCeiSoul

    :rofl: @ Chiby for calling Longs a "nasty ass".

    As long as they don't follow behind him in his actions, his flock won't have to be accountable for his sins.

    But he's 'bout a low-down dirty mown-key with a wig on. C/O NeNe Leaks.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    pointhimout says:

    I’ve seen a couple those pics before
    ________________

    Well, now you know who took them. :yes:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ pointhimout:

    Hype was quietly blacklisted by the industry after the plane crash. He didn't make any music videos for a while after that. What happened was, he chartered another plane and left the island before Aaliyah. But his pilot refused to take all of Hype's video equipment which was too heavy. So Hype told his people to load all the equipment on Aaliyah's plane because the equipment was rented in Miami and he was being charged thousands of dollars by the day. So he wanted to get the stuff back to Miami -- but not on his plane.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Terri B:
    Her luggage, clothes and makeup would have to weigh a ton to crash a plane :rolleyes:

  • KayCeiSoul

    @Sandra WOW!!!!

    How selfish and thoughtless. If it was too much for his plane, what made it any safer for hers?

    I've been on those itty-bitty planes that get tossed around if a bird so much as farts, and it is NOT a good experience.

    I have to travel between MI & WI periodically, and I am terrified every time. :no:

  • Yall still crazy

    :hug: @PA. I pray for you guys to be strong...

    R.I.P. Baby Girl
    ------------------------
    true story-dash tried to holler at me While I was with my boo. Tacky! I wasnt jumping out the window(& messing up my for sure thing)--LOL I gave him the "pssshh" look and the sideye & everyone standing around was like OMG& you could hear a pin drop. I turned back to my guy giggling sweet nothings and left dumb dumb standing there looking stupid. Hmmmmp I scored Huge brownies points with my baby that day :)

  • Henny Blaque

    Eaxctly! What was reason did he give for not taking ANY of it?

  • Yall still crazy

    I heard that it was all of the equipment & a high pilot that should not have allowed the weight to exceed its limit.

  • Yall still crazy

    @kaycei :dead: @ mown key :rofl:

  • Ms. Everything

    Praying for you and your family @PA, so sorry for your loss

    @topic, I don't like the way the media has to remind us every year that it's the anniversary of celebs deaths and then people spend the day depressed for people they only knew through their music. I have to remember the anniversary of my own loved ones passing without being depressed every year on the anniversary of others, whether I was a fan or not. I think it also makes it harder on the people that did know and love them as a person and family or friends. RIP means let them rest in PEACE... not spend a day every year rehashing the memory of the horror of their passing or bringing up old rumors :shrugs: to me it's just disrespectful to those who really knew these people and have to live without them to continually bring it up year after year, even though I understand that the people who do have good intentions. I just couldn't imagine turning on the news or getting online every year on the anniversary of my fathers death, a day that already hurts like hell and weighs heavily on my heart, and being constantly bombarded with the memories, thoughts and feelings that other people have about him *and some are so disrespectful*, when all I really want to do on that day is escape and be distracted from my own damn grief

  • KayCeiSoul

    LOL@ Yall! Hey smookums :hug:

    Girl he does! Everytime I see Eddie I think about that scene from PootieTang when that gorilla came on Chris Rock job and whooped his azz.

  • EmDiva

    I still love Aaliyah! She was taken away entirely too soon.

  • KrayZKat

    Beautiful - inside and out. Classy. Timeless. Trendsetter. Those are the things that come to mind when I think of this beautiful soul. I remember the shock and sadness upon hearing of her death. The good ones go so soon.

    Thankfully, BET is honoring her tonight. DVR is set.

    RIP, Baby Girl!

    P.S. That pic of A and Lisa make me sad. I loved me some Left Eye.

  • ohpretty1

    @ chi - I believe they will make more off the book, sure do. One of the guys said, I have a son to feed.

  • http://Twitter.com/Juana4ev Joja86

    Great pictures! Eerie in a way...if they only knew. I never realized that about Hype Williams....explains a lot now. I get mad all over again hearing how this pilot was so unqualified, lied, and had the nerve to be on drugs flying, SMFHID

  • http://Twitter.com/Juana4ev Joja86

    Rest in Peace AALIYAH and the others who were on board

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TTFpzMTVxM Ace

    R.I.P.

    Aaliyah...

    :pray:

  • trenee

    I had just started @ Howard when she passed. Was in disbelief for years! We miss her and continued prayers to her, the others on board and their families!

  • supa

    wow...10 years already. i used to work at blackground records when she passed. her funeral was very sad, but the worst part of it was when everyone was leaving the church with teary eyes and a heavy heart, the stupid fans where screaming and yelling like it was a concert. tacky!

    virgin still owes me money though....they decided once she died no one needed to get paid smh

  • rnbjunkie73

    Glad U didn't disrepect the dead this go round...the website would be no more...AND U KNOW THIS MAAAANNNN!...PUN INTENDED