(AllHipHop News) Even 14 years after her death, Aaliyah’s fan base is still very protective of the songstress. Just see what her fans did to Wendy Williams and Lifetime when the network aired the universally panned biopic about the singer.
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Many music artists have sampled Baby Girl’s voice on their songs. That includes T-Pain. He used Aaliyah’s vocals for his The Iron Way mixtape cut “Girlfriend.”
Pain hosted a listening session in New York for the project, and the Florida native was asked about receiving criticism for including Aaliyah on one of the tracks. His response drew negative reactions from the people in attendance, and they began to question if he was disparaging the “One In A Million” performer’s legacy.
I ain’t discrediting Aaliyah in any kind of way, but you know how sometimes when people die… You know how somebody’s an asshole their whole life, but when you go to their funeral it’s like, “This guy is the greatest man that ever walked this Earth.” [crowd moans]… You know what I’m saying… I’m not saying Aaliyah…
Because she passed nobody’s good enough to be next to her. If she was still alive, then everybody would be saying, “Oh you’re trying to be like Beyoncé.” But now that she’s passed, everybody’s like, “Nobody can be like her.” That’s just how it is, and that’s how people are. People just look for s**t to talk about.
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Watch footage from T-Pain’s listening session below.