Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott has penned an open note in memory of the late singer Aaliyah 15 years after her tragic passing.

Missy went to Instagram Thursday (August 25) and inked words to her former protégé.

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Aaliyah’s longtime friend Timbaland also went to IG to remember her.


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Earlier this year, the singer’s ex-boyfriend music mogul Dame Dash remembered her 36th birthday.

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In 2014, 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)