©Essence Magazine December 2001
Most of you knew Aaliyah as a powerful dancer, a beautiful singer with an angelic voice and a budding actress. I was fortunate enough to have known her as my dear, kindhearted, sweet-as-pie friend. Since 1995, when I became Aaliyah’s choreographer, she has been…
Happy 43rd birthday Fatima!!!
I remember this touching letter she wrote about Aaliyah after her death, it made me cry, it was really beautiful!
Fatima was supposed to be at the 50th wedding anniversary of her grandparents, but she couldn’t make it because of the Rock The Boat music video shoot. So Aaliyah recorded a video in which she sang Happy anniversary to her grandparents and she said:”I’m sorry I had to steal your granddaughter away from you on this special day, but I needed her, and I hope you have more great years together”.
After she left the Rock The Boat set, Lili walkie talkied to hype Fatima and she said: “Thank you so much for everything, I hope we can do it again soon and I’ll see you when I get back.”
Lili would always spend the night at Fatima’s house and would have to check in with her mom Diane. Fatima called Diane to tell her about the crash before they hear it on the news…
I LOVE FATIMA! AGAIN HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIS AMAZING WOMAN AND CHOREOGRAPHER!!!
"The song We Need A Resolution is so powerful. It’s kinda dark and every woman knows that feeling when a relationship ain’t working, or the man is taking liberties and not communicating. That line where the woman falls asleep on the sofa in her best clothes because he hasn’t come home to take her out… that’s a universal feeling."
Those Aaliyah words comfort me right now as I’m living it… When We Need A Resolution came out, I felt in love with that song instantly! That wasn’t the case for everybody and everytime someone told me he didn’t like it, I was saying: “are you crazy?? that song is the futur!!!” but at this point of my life, it touches me personaly, this song really takes another level to me. I thought I couldn’t be more addicted but I was wrong, it’s always in my head and help me to stay strong :)
PS: some beautiful HQ scans of the Jonathan Mannion photoshoot are coming on Aaliyah.pl soon, stay tuned people ;)
awww I’m so in love with her face lol
" I have this photo of Aaliyah framed in the office. I have others from our sessions together but for some reason this one stands out. Could be the "let me eat my Crackerjacks in peace" look she has. Lol. I think this was the night we cut "I Don’t Wanna" (still @pharrell fav song of mine) or "I Miss You". Anyway, Babygirl if you’re checking in with it from time to time, then you know the world still misses you dearly! #whydothegooddieyoung? Via @ATeam826’ | Thanks for the tag @danas_angels. #Aaliyah.
Her message to us, her fans is just amazing!!
She was always showing us love. I love the fact that she was always talking about her Grandma and Pops, they were both still here with her back then.