Janet Jackson Shares Handwritten Letter To Aaliyah On The Anniversary Of Her Death


On the 14th anniversary of the sudden and tragic passing of Aaliyah, friends, family and fans share their remarks and memories about the beloved singer who died in a plane crash in 2001. As her closest collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott share messages of love on social media, one person who never got to work with Aaliyah also had a message: Janet Jackson.

Taking to Twitter with a handwritten note, Jackson penned a short and sweet tribute to the fallen star:

“What I shared with u ever sacred everlasting N it’s pure + it will endure
I love u Aaliyah

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While Aaliyah got the chance to express that she–among a slew of other young artists–was influenced by Jackson, the two never fulfilled plans of a joint song. In an interview in 2006, Jackson recalled the only time she got to hang out with Aaliyah, and highlighted her beauty inside and out.

“This is someone that I had the opportunity of meeting only once in my life because of Missy, and we hung out one night. And I really felt like we were gonna become really good friends,” Jackson said. “What a sweet girl, and one of the most stunning looking women I have ever seen in my life in person, just absolutely gorgeous.”

Catch a clip of Janet Jackson and Aaliyah speaking about each other in the video below: