Aaliyah Haughton

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton, a singer and actress, was born in 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, she competed on Star Search at age 11 and performed with Gladys Knight, the former wife of her uncle and manager, Barry Hankerson, at a five-night stand in Las Vegas. She signed a contract with Jive Records at the age of 12 and came to popular acclaim in 1994. On her way home from a music video shoot in 2001, a plane crash killed Aaliyah and eight members of her film crew. She was 22 years old.

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17 Nov, 2014
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Responds to biopic

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Executive producer, Williams responds to fans reactions regarding Lifetime’s Aaliyah: Princess of R&B biopic. People are talking about the movie and the ratings are a huge success.

I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend! Errbody got an opinion. Well, I must tell you, whether you loved or hate, you watched. It was the second-highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far.

Wendy Williams responds to Aaliyah movie Critics

10 Sep, 2014
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Aaliyah biopic comments

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Williams’ discusses the Lifetime Aaliyah biopic and why the family needs to let it happen.

In my opinion, TV trumps motion picture. As a woman who loves to lay in the house and watch a motion picture, I feel that the family might be a little misguided in the power of box office versus TV. Lifetime will play the movie over and over. TV is the way to get your story told.

24 Jan, 2002
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BET interview

Interview

Dash describes his pain over losing his girlfriend Aaliyah:

The grieving process and getting used to living with that kind of pain, every time you feel better about something, even in general people want to comfort you. Every time I walk out someones like, I am sorry about Aaliyah and I was like now my day is messed up.

Dame Dash Discusses Aaliyah (2002)

2001
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MTV Stripped interview

Interview

Aaliyah chats about her style,  favorite musicians, albums, rumors, personal life and embarrassing moments:

I was at a studio, umm a recording studio, I was doing a radio show there, they had this little awards show that they did it was in Washington D.C.  and I was doing a drop and the room with the mic, the mic booth. So I’m walking out of the mic booth to go in where all the other artists are and a glass door, looked like the door was open but the door was closed and you know I’m thinking I am cute, have my nice little baggy outfit and I’m just a hitting it and bamm, right in the glass door and I hurt myself but I had to act like oh.no no.no.no I am fine…..

Aaliyah MTV Stripped [24 min Interview]

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Rock The Boat: behind the scenes

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Aaliyah shares access to the making of her video, Rock the Boat, directed by Hype Williams.

We’ve been up since three a.m. doing hair and makeup to get the beautiful sunrise shot. Sometimes that’s what you got to do, it will be painful but it’s all for the good of the video.

Aaliyah-Exclusive Footage of Rock The Boat (August 22-25, 2001)

Jul 2001
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Premonition

Interview

In her last interview, with a German magazine, Aaliyah says she has recurring dreams that she is flying away from her problems.

It is dark in my favorite dream. Someone is following me. I don’t know why. I’m scared, then, suddenly, I lift off. Far away. How do I feel? As if I am swimming in the air. Free. Nobody can reach me. Nobody can touch me. It’s a wonderful feeling.

2000
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ALL interview

Interview

Aaliyah chats about acting, waiting on the right acting role, the cast of Romeo Must Die, having fun outside of working, dating, doing a future duet with Janet Jackson, working with producer Timbaland and what she is most proud of:

What feels the best is when I receive that plaque knowing that my fans went and picked up the album and they are the reason why I am sitting on this couch and I am doing what I am doing. I have no regrets, I’ve lived a full life at 21, I’ve done a lot in just 21 years…I am very happy.

Aaliyah on ALL! (FULL INTERVIEW)

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CBS interview

Interview

Aaliyah chats about Romeo Must Die, her love for acting, growing up, animated movie Anastasia, her excitement on being in the Oscars, love of horror and vampire movies.

Growing up for me, everything was based on entertainment. I come from a family that’s always been involved in this business and I went to Catholic school, went to performing arts high school where I majored in dance, took drama and music. I was always grounded my parents made sure I had everything that a child has….I went to parties, I went to my prom, I did all those sort of things.

Aaliyah Interview on CBS

May 1999
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Teen People interview

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Aaliyah recounts her many accomplishments, her image, the meaning behind her name and her mysterious nature:

I am a very mysterious person and when you first meet me I don’t let you think where I am really coming from. It takes a while to get to know me, I think it’s because I take my time to get to know people. You’re going to get someone who is affable, who’s nice but you’re not going to get the whole picture of Aaliyah for a while.

Aaliyah On Hottest Stars Under 21

Jan 1995
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Video Music Box interview

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Aaliyah chats about being 16, getting nervous on stage, R-Kelly marriage rumors, her favorite musicians and addresses a controversy with fellow R&B artist Brandy.

I caught wind of some of it but I don’t pay much attention to that I think there is room out here for all of us…..so good luck Brandy.

1994
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NY interview

Interview

Aaliyah chats about her new debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, her 4.0 GPA, enjoying the entertainment industry, the R. Kelly marriage rumors, and her close knit family:

My brother is in all the videos, I am very, very close with my family. My brother is like my best friend so he’s like in all the videos, he does a lot with me and we write a lot together. So maybe on the next album we can get a song on there.

Aaliyah ~ Age Ain`t nothing but a Number ~ Interview NY (Rare)

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