Timbaland trended on Twitter on Wednesday after an old interview of him saying he was in love with the late singer, Aaliyah, when she was just 16 — surfaced online.
Don’t you just love old tea! Timbaland was 23 at the time. He said:
“When I first met Aaliyah, it’s time for the world to hear this,” he said back in 2011 on E! True Hollywood Story. “I’ma give up a little secret, I was in love with her. I said but she’s just a baby, I’m old. I said to myself, I’m just gon’ be her brother. Oh man, I was fighting. I was fighting a big war but I loved Aaliyah.”
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Twitter accused Timb of preying on the young teenager. It doesn’t seem anything happened, but then the producer later admitted in another interview that he married his wife because she looked like Aaliyah.
Me: R. Kelly was 27 and dating a 15 year old Aaliyah. Timbaland was 23 and in love with a 16 year old Aaliyah.
Twitter: That was normal for that time. pic.twitter.com/CjG6iIW2Aw
— Dead To The World 🖤🔫🩸 (@BLM_004) March 10, 2021
Bro, watching that video of Timbaland saying he was in love with Aaliyah but she was a young ting so he became her “brother” instead just made me wanna reach in the TV and….. pic.twitter.com/UrGmVSW1rC
— TheChampagneCampaign (@ToshaMacc10) March 11, 2021
“When I first saw her, I said that’s the girl I’ma marry because she reminds me of Aaliyah,” Timb said.
Timbaland is a wild nigga for admitting that he married his wife because she reminded him of Aaliyah. Some shit just stay in your head.
— Reid (@RVAReid) March 10, 2021
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