After premiering “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat,” Missy Elliott and Timbaland stopped by Angie Martinez’s Hot 97 radio show to discuss the singles and a variety of other topics. Of course they touched on the Drake-produced Aaliyah posthumous album and his (Drake) obsession with their dear friend.
On Aaliyah’s album coming out:
Timbaland: I don’t even know if it’s an album, I don’t think that’s in the works. I don’t know, I think it’s blown out of proportion. I haven’t spoken to Drake yet. I have a hard time just hearing her music.
Missy Elliott: No call has been made to me. I have to respect her family, and until they come and say they’re ready to do an Aaliyah album then I don’t really want to get into that because it’s very sensitive. It’s not records that already done came out, we’re talking about unfinished music. And we don’t know what her reasoning for not putting those records out. Maybe she didn’t feel like they were her best work. We just don’t want to tap into that, just spiritually something else you know… very very touchy. Unless her parents came in and conducted that.
On Drake’s obsession with Aaliyah:
Timbaland: To me… the tattoo part, did that man come in here and show ya’ll. Like lift up his shirt, I mean they said pictures are online.
Missy Elliott: I think that the tattoo is real, I did see a picture of it. You know what, let me be quiet… you know what it is, because he’s a human being, too. A lot of people may not have met Michael Jackson, but feel they have a connection with him.
Angie asked if they had heard “Enough Said“; Tim said he heard a snippet and would prefer not hearing the full song.