Timbaland recently revealed he’s got mad respect and love for fallen angel, Aaliyah.
He told Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club” that the late singer was one of the greatest and had the potential to be just as great as Beyonce. He insisted that Aaliyah was the first on the scene and set the standard for other lady singers.
“I think she would have been Beyoncé status ’cause she was the first one who was doing all those things,” Timbaland mused. “She wasn’t a fabulous singer, but she was a great singer.”
While not overstepping his boundaries, the producer said the two would be equal in their shine, neither one outdoing the other. Besides, Aaliyah had history with the fans.
In the meantime, there’s no secret that the late singer is missed. So, Timbaland noted that he’s heard some producers are looking to put out some of her unreleased material.
This news comes shortly after rumors of Drake doing a posthumous collaboration with her.
But Timbaland isn’t quite with that arrangement, saying that he and Missy need to be on that track as well.
“If [Drake does] do it, it should be with me and him and Missy,” Timbaland stated, adding that he’s frustrated because no one has talked to him about such a project. “I would do it. But to just put it on his album, or to put it on his record—or however it be—it would just not be right.”