Producer and performer Timbaland has opened up about about being in love with deceased singer Aaliyah, revealing he couldn’t act on his feelings.
In his True Hollywood Story special, the singer talked about his weight issues and suicidal thoughts, but shocked everyone with his confession about his true feelings for Aaliyah.
He says, “When I first met Aaliyah – it’s time for the world to hear this, I’m gonna give a little secret – I was in love with her. I said, ‘She (is) just a baby, I’m old’. I said to myself, ‘I’m just gonna be her brother’.
“Oh man, I was fightin’, I was fightin’ a lot – a big war. But I loved Aaliyah.”
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Aaliyah, who died in a 2001 plane crash, worked with Timbaland and Missy Elliott on her second album.