Aaliyah’s family is speaking out against Drake’s new album, which features unheard samples from the late superstar.
Drake debuted one of his new tracks, “Enough Said,” at his third annual OVO Festival last weekend, and fans went crazy.
However, Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton isn’t exactly jumping for joy.
He released a statement letting his sister’s fans know her family isn’t supporting Drake, and are not behind this new venture.
As a way to sidestep Drake’s project, the family plans to release their own official posthumous Aaliyah album.
A Facebook post written on the singer’s page by a family member states, “Do you want an AALIYAH album? If so, who should executive produce it or be featured on it? The Haughton Family would love to hear what her FANS have to say?"
But that didn’t seem to phase Drake.
In an interview with Much Music after his OVO Festival, he said, “People should be really excited. People thought it was my single; it's not my single. It's all off of an Aaliyah project that me and 40 [collaborator Noah Shebib] are commanding and 40's just doing some incredible, some incredible music right now.”
He added: “ We're going to pull in some classic people, anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career we definitely hope to have them involved. So it's great. You get a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything."
No word on the status of the album at this time.
J-Connection: Drake’s mother is a white Jewish Canadian.