Mon 17 Sep 2012
Missy Elliott and Timbaland graced the Hot 97 airwaves on The Angie Martinez Show on Monday afternoon to blast off their new singles “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat.” After debuting their new collaborations, the two spoke with Angie Martinez on the controversy surrounding Drake’s involvement with Aaliyah’s upcoming posthumous album. Last week, DMX expressed his disapproval of the Toronto rapper working on the project without the two music icon’s involvement.
While the two confirm they have not been contacted about the project, both Timbaland and Missy express being uncomfortable with any unfinished unreleased music coming out. They also discuss his tattoo of the late singer, and if they’ve heard their collaboration “Enough Said.”
Listen to their interview and read their thoughts after the jump…..
Timbaland & Missy Elliot on Aaliyah’s album coming out:
Timbaland: “I don’t even know if it’s an album, I don’t think that’s in the works. I don’t know, I think it’s blown out of proportion. I haven’t spoken to Drake yet. I have a hard time just hearing her music.”
Missy Elliott: “No call has been made to me. I have to respect her family, and until they come and say they’re ready to do an Aaliyah album then I don’t really want to get into that because it’s very sensitive. It’s not records that already done came out, we’re talking about unfinished music. And we don’t know what her reasoning for not putting those records out. Maybe she didn’t feel like they were her best work. We just don’t want to tap into that, just spiritually something else you know…..very very touchy. Unless her parents came in and conducted that.”
On Drake’s obsession with Aaliyah:
Timbaland: “To me…..the tattoo part, did that man come in here and show ya’ll. Like lift up his shirt, I mean they said pictures are online.”
Missy Elliott: “I think that the tattoo is real, I did see a picture of it. You know what, let me be quiet….you know what it is, because he’s a human being too. A lot of people may not have met Michael Jackson, but feel they have a connection with him.”
On if they’ve heard Aaliyah’s “Enough Said” with Drake:
Timbaland: “I’ve only heard a snippet of it.”
Angie Martinez: “Do you want to hear it?”
Audio: Missy Elliott & Timbaland on The Angie Martinez Show (Part 1) (9-17-12)
– Intro, Missy Elliott and Timbaland discuss the new singles.
Audio: Missy Elliott & Timbaland on The Angie Martinez Show (Part 2) (9-17-12)
– The two discuss everything surrounding the Drake x Aaliyah controversy.
Audio: Missy Elliott & Timbaland on The Angie Martinez Show (Part 3) (9-17-12)
– Outro, Missy says no album date has been confirmed. Reveals both went back to their home state of Virginia to record the new album, reflect on the passing on Chris Lighty who managed Missy at Violator.
Missy Elliott Feat. Timbaland – “9th Inning” & “Triple Threat”
DMX on Drake’s Involvement with Aaliyah’s Album: “Your Balls Ain’t That Big, Son”
Drake Says He & Noah ‘40′ Shebib Are “Commanding” the Aaliyah Album
Is Aaliyah’s Family Really Opposed to Her Posthumous Album? Not So Fast
Aaliyah Feat. Drake – “Enough Said”