Missy Elliot and late R&B icon Aaliyah met in 1996 when the “Gossip Folks” rapper came on board with longtime collaborator Timbaland to produce her second album, One In A Million. Since that fateful year, the three formed a tight bond and a long friendship. However, tragedy struck on August 25, 2001 when the Brooklyn native died in a plane crash. Missy paid tribute to the “Try Again” songstress on January 16, which would have been her 41st birthday.

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