Timbaland Confesses Love For Aaliyah In 2011 Interview

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The Surviving R. Kelly docuseries has had many talking about his alleged sexual abuse toward the singer. There have also been multiple music industry stars that have been attracted to the young singer.

In a 2011 interview, Timbaland revealed that he was in love with the young star. His confession is now having many question Timbo considering the age of the singer.

When asked about Aaliyah, Timbaland said, “When I first met Aaliyah — it’s time for the world to hear this, I’m gonna give a little secret — I was in love with her.” He then goes on to specify that he never acted on these feelings and maintained the platonic nature of their relationship intact. “I said, ‘She [is] just a baby, I’m old. I’m just gonna be her brother. Oh man, I was fightin’, I was fightin’ a lot — a big war. But I loved Aaliyah.”

Timbo goes on to confess in the interview that he married because the woman “reminded me of Aaliyah.”

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