Lil Wayne Weighs In On Drake’s Aaliyah Album

Lil Wayne has some choice of words for Drake’s work on Aaliyah’ upcoming posthumous album, “Awesome.” During an interview with the Associated Press about Drizzy’s collaboration with the late songstress, Wayne praised and fully expressed his support about the involvement stating, “Drake’s a very thoughtful person, everyone knows that. It’s an awesome collaboration.” “Everybody knows what Aaliyah did and done for music and culture.”

Wayne’s response comes as Drizzy’s announcement of work on the beloved singer’s posthumous album stirred quite the controversy. Last month, Missy Elliott and Timbaland told Hot 97′s Angie Martinez that they were unaware of the album. “No call has been made to me,” said Missy about whether or not she was called on to be involved on the project. “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.” DMX also gave his say on the matter, as well as vented some frustration, telling Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club last month that it was “disrespectful” for the T-Dot native not including people that were close to the singer. “You can’t do shit like that. It’s wrong,” he continued.

Speaking on her catalog and legacy with AP, Wayne went on to say, “[Aaliyah's] music is still awesome. It’s still better than a lot of music out right now.” As of press time, there is no official release date on the album.—Ralph Bristout (@XXLRalph)

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  • Miss McKnight

    I don’t think that is surprising that Wayne supports the project. I also don’t think it is wrong that Drake wanted to pay homage to Aaliyah. However what is wrong is Drake not going through ALL the proper channels.

    Blackground (who’s only in it for the money) is not the only party that Drake should have cleared the project through. The fact that Aaliyah’s immediate family, who runs her estate doesn’t support it means a lot. The fact that Missy and Timbaland don’t support it speaks volumes. Those two knew her best, musically. They would have been able to guide Drake and give him an idea of what she would have liked. At the end of the day, he was simply a fan just like the rest of us… to not respect her family and friends, is disrespectful.
    Hopefully Drake backs up and works on gaining the support of her family.

  • Tha North $tar

    maybe if drake was a good musician & had a lot of talent & respect in the industry but everyone knows he is a clown & wont be around much longer