Never mind that she couldn't quite master the subtle brilliance behind that soft falsetto large enough to fill a room; overall, Shipp barely has a chance to skim the surface of who this young artist was. The actor playing Young Aaliyah is the only one who even remotely studied her character.
Seriously, give it up for Kamaia Fairburn-Grant, the little girl playing 10-year-old Aaliyah. Apparently, Aaliyah spoke like an inspirational quotes poster whenever she was offstage. Kelly at the beginning of the film by Aaliyah's family, there was something particularly off-putting about the film's approach to the courtship and marriage of 15-year-old Aaliyah to her 27-year-old producer.
She just wasn’t—Or at least that was my experience…We just hung out.Near death experience: DMX was found unconscious in the parking lot of a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York on Monday night.The 45-year-old rapper - who has had run-ins with the law for years - was not not breathing and did not have a pulse, according to TMZ; here he is seen in September The site added they believe the star has suffered a drug overdose because a source told the police officers on the scene that the No Sunshine singer had 'ingested some sort of powder' before fell into unconsciousness. His first major-label album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, which included the single Ruff Ryders Anthem, was released in May 1998.Starting yesterday, artists have reached out through various media avenues to speak on her memory, personal moments and influence on music.Today, her closest friend that was synonymous with the multi-talented star’s career, Missy Elliott, reflects on her passing with CNN.You know, no different than putting a loaded gun in a kid's hand — he gonna grow up being a shooter, probably.