Aaliyah's family is not happy with release of posthumous song
It has been over 10 years since the singer's death, but her fans have been waiting to hear the recordings she was working on when she died. For her family, this is not how they wanted them released.
But not everyone is happy with the song.
?"There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family,” said Rashad Haughton, Aaliyah's brother, on the singer's Facebook page.
So where did the song come from?
Enough Said is an unfinished demo by the late singer, in which Drake raps over her singing. It was released on Sunday, with Haughton's statement coming Monday through Facebook.
Haughton is not the only one who is less than enthused about the track. Reviews have not been coming in very promising either.
"The song is built on one of Aaliyah's previously unreleased vocal tracks, with a verse by Drake, in which the rapper brags about his watch, expresses his ennui, and appears to diss Chris Brown," said Pitchfork.com.
Before Aaliyah's death, she was best known for her 1996 album One in a Million, which she worked on with Missy Elliott and Timbaland. In an interview with Power 105, Timbaland expressed his frustration with the "collaboration" also.
"I don't know what's going on," he said, via Pitchfork. "The proper way to do [a collaboration] would be for me, [Drake] and Missy to be all on the record."
So how can this happen if his family doesn’t approve? Well, part of them do. Aaliyah's uncle, Barry Hankerson, released all of her previous music and according to The Guardian, he likely owns her unreleased recordings also. He is the one working on the project with Drake.
Drake said he did have approval from her family.
"The people around her — everybody from her family to her old management and label — were just like, 'If there's anybody out who can do it right now,' it's me and 40," he said, according to Pitchfork.
They also said that he is working on an album consisting of "13, 14 Aaliyah songs."