Our Letter to Aaliyah

Dear Aaliyah,

In 22 years, you’ve accomplished far more than many people do in a lifetime. In life and death, you inspire us. From standing in front of our televisions and mirrors memorizing Are You That Somebody’s dance steps and draping our hair over one of our eyes, to rocking your signature tomboy chic style of clothing, we didn’t want to be One in A Million; we wanted to be like you. We grew up with you, recognizing Age Ain’t Nothin But A Number as the anthem of our adolescence, and ultimately growing up to be more than women. Because of you, we wrote Four Page Letters to secret crushes, found the needed resolutions and failed, but learned to dust ourselves off and  Try Again Millions of us never met you, but bonded with you through your music. The imprint you left on us is evident, the way we dress, think, and present ourselves are reflections of your impact. You were always an angel on earth, lived your best life, and ultimately earned your wings. Now, you’re an angel in every sense of the word. We Miss You

                                                                        With Love,

                                                                        Your Fans

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