In an interview with Revolt TV, Timbaland said that he doesn’t like Aaliyah remakes and collabs from other artists.
“In music, people always say I would do a song with Aaliyah. It would never work,” he said. “Chris Brown got a record, it won’t work. Drake [did] a record with Aaliyah, it ain’t gonna work ’cause Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me.”
But after the interview went viral, he issued an apology to Chris, whose song“Don’t Think They Know” features previously unreleased vocals from Aaliyah.
“i want 2 publicly apologize 2 my lil homie @chrisbrown 4 my statements on revolt regarding the Aaliyah collaborations,” tweeted Timbo.
“i actually like the song wit him n Aaliyah, its just when you are talking about babygirl its a very sensitive subject with me,” he said. “so the people who not only worked with her but grew a bond so tight we are like family so im very over protective over her.”