Aaliyah was laid to rest yesterday in a silver-plated coffin which was carried through the Upper East Side in a horse-drawn, glass-paneled hearse.
Sean “Puffy” Combs, Usher, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim, and Gladys Knight were on hand along with boxer Mike Tyson and actor Chris Rock for an invitation only funeral along with 800 other mourners.
The funeral included a video program that quoted Aaliyah saying, “You have to enjoy your job; you should wake up every day and love what you do . . . I honestly do. From the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul, I’m truly happy.”