Timbaland trended on Twitter on Wednesday after an old interview of him saying he was in love with the late singer, Aaliyah, when she was just 16 — surfaced online.
Timbaland was 23 at the time.
“When I first met Aaliyah, it’s time for the world to hear this,” he said back in 2011 on E! True Hollywood Story. “I’ma give up a little secret, I was in love with her. I said but she’s just a baby, I’m old. I said to myself, I’m just gon’ be her brother. Oh man, I was fighting. I was fighting a big war but I loved Aaliyah.”
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Twitter accused Timb of preying on the young teenager. It doesn’t seem anything happened, but then the producer later admitted in another interview that he married his wife because she looked like Aaliyah.
“When I first saw her, I said that’s the girl I’ma marry because she reminds me of Aaliyah,” Timb said.
Check out the episode below.