Music executive Dame Dash knows the importance of January 16. The hip-hop mogul has paid his respect to late girlfriend and R&B singer Aaliyah.

Dash went to Instagram Wednesday to speak on how much Aaliyah has impacted his life.

Throughout the day, various celebs have remembered Aaliyah’s legacy.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Angel ❤️

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A few years ago, hip-hop star Timbaland defended his publicized social media bashing of a Lifetime film based on Aaliyah’s life.

“I don’t know whose fault it it,” Tim responded when asked about the Lifetime production before saying the fact Aaliyah’s life story would be told for a made-for-TV upset him the most. “That’s what made me kinda go off the way I did. It was the first initial time and it was like, ‘Wow. This is how y’all are gonna really do it? Y’all are really gonna put this out?” I always thought it was a rumor. I thought it was a joke. Evidently it wasn’t then I started to realize, ‘Wait a minute, this is really real.’ … I shouldn’t have never paid it any attention.” (Hot 97)

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