The New York Post is reporting witnesses at the Marsh Harbour airport saw members of Aaliyah’s entourage and the singer herself pressured the plane’s pilot to take off despite his protests.
Owen Gassaway tells the Post “Witnesses say Aaliyah was in a hurry to get back to New York. She and the others were shouting at Morales to load up and get going so they could make connections in Miami to fly on to New York and California.”
Interesting comments from Vibe readers on Aaliyah that were made before her tragic death. Commenting on the article on the singer in the August issue of the magazine, Pooh from Columbus said about Aaliyah’s sidestepping of the R. Kelly relationship, “I give her props for keeping her “sh**” to herself. There is something very sexy about a mysterious woman”
MTV has a transcript of an interview the had with Macy Gray where she talks about new tracks on The ID album, the Training Day film, working with Frusciante, Rick Rubin, and more.
Gray says the album is called The ID because, “What it’s all about is the id: what you do before you think and before you edit your impulses.”
The interview transcript at MTV.com has since been removed.
R&B artist Nivea is profiled in the October issue of Vibe and admits she wants to follow in the footsteps of her Jive counterpart Britney Spears.
Nivea broke out as an artist with her hook in Mystikal’s hit Danger where he chimes, “Been so long since the heat’s been gone.”
The New York Daily News reports Reverand Al Sharpton is suggesting a boycott of the New York Post if the paper doesn’t apologize for Rod Dreher’s column last week criticizing Aaliyah’s traffic stopping funeral on Friday.
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.