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i'm looking for a photo of aaliyah performing. she's singing into a microphone, wearing all white, and her hair is in curls. have you seen this pic anywhere?!?!

In heaven :) ?

But idk, I don’t recall all white and curls while performing. She had a lot of white outfits for some performances but, not curls.

Only thing comes to mind I with her hair like that is the Planet of the Apes premiere.

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Naughty by Nature about Aaliyah

Interview by You Know I Got Soul

YouKnowIGotSoul: We do a lot to keep Aaliyah’s legacy alive. What do you guys remember most about working with her?

Naughty by Nature (Treach): One thing I remember about her was that she was so much of a mega star and you would never know it. You would sit and talk to her like you grew up with her. It was no super star, it was no diva; she was the largest at the time. It was no extra.

Naughty by Nature (Kay Gee): She kept her family with her, her mother and her brother. She was one of those people where if you saw her, you just knew she was a star; it just came off like that. Even working with her, we were working with her in a small room in Battery Studios, with Renee (from Zhane). We were working on “Are You Ready” from the “Sunset Park” soundtrack. It was incredible. I just cherish the moment and I’m glad I had the chance to meet her and say I’ve known her and had the chance to work with her. There are some people you put on a pedestal and say you want to work with, and she’s one I’m glad I had the chance.

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I eventually became part of her team, and years later I found myself tasked with creating the cover for her upcoming self-titled album. A lot had changed since her debut. She performed at the Academy Awards, was nominated for a Grammy, starred in her first major motion picture, and executive-produced the soundtrack. She had come a long way from the enigmatic “Back & Forth” girl hidden behind baggy jeans and sunglasses, and she was on the cusp of entering a new chapter. I felt that the album cover needed to be an announcement of her arrival as a woman. I had poured through hundreds of photos from some of the most notable photographers of the day, before finally settling on a photo by Albert Watson that just felt like the one. I wasn’t sure exactly why, but I decided to tint the photo red. Most of my artistic decisions are based on instinct over reason, and it just felt like it needed to be red.

After her passing, the album cover felt strange to me. The album was a commercial and critical success, and she suddenly became immortalized in that image, a new icon trapped in time. I remember looking at it closely, and it suddenly felt like something from a distant past, even though the photo was taken less than a year before. It made me sad to look at it.

When I look at this cover image now, I see it differently once again. I see it as a celebration. She is in the moment, exuding confidence and maturity. She no longer feels trapped in time; she feels alive. The red makes more sense to me now. It feels like love and passion. It’s a color that has reappeared a lot in my work since then. - Warren Fu 

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I eventually became part of her team, and years later I found myself tasked with creating the cover for her upcoming self-titled album. A lot had changed since her debut. She performed at the Academy Awards, was nominated for a Grammy, starred in her first major motion picture, and executive-produced the soundtrack. She had come a long way from the enigmatic “Back & Forth” girl hidden behind baggy jeans and sunglasses, and she was on the cusp of entering a new chapter. I felt that the album cover needed to be an announcement of her arrival as a woman. I had poured through hundreds of photos from some of the most notable photographers of the day, before finally settling on a photo by Albert Watson that just felt like the one. I wasn’t sure exactly why, but I decided to tint the photo red. Most of my artistic decisions are based on instinct over reason, and it just felt like it needed to be red.

After her passing, the album cover felt strange to me. The album was a commercial and critical success, and she suddenly became immortalized in that image, a new icon trapped in time. I remember looking at it closely, and it suddenly felt like something from a distant past, even though the photo was taken less than a year before. It made me sad to look at it.

When I look at this cover image now, I see it differently once again. I see it as a celebration. She is in the moment, exuding confidence and maturity. She no longer feels trapped in time; she feels alive. The red makes more sense to me now. It feels like love and passion. It’s a color that has reappeared a lot in my work since then. - Warren Fu

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Arms will open wide
I’ll be safe and wanted
Finally home where I belong
Well, starting here, my life begins
- Aaliyah - Journey to the Past

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For some reason, the lights and the camera were on me and I had a wardrobe. They were making clothes and my mom was there. Missy Elliott was like “Aaliyah is here! Go say something to her”.
Aaliyah was like “You’re my sister, I’m here to support you. I love your music and I love your style”.
From there, I would always see her and we would talk to each other. We had a cute friendship, but it was short-lived. God bless her soul, she was super talented. I’m just thankful that all of those guys came to my video shoot because they were already established. I was just coming into the game. We were probably the same age but she was already more established. I was thankful she came to my video shoot and showed me so much love.
- Nicole Wray on Aaliyah

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