During a recent interview following Toronto’s OVO Festival, Drake explained his appearance on the new Aaliyah single “Enough Said,” and asserted that the singer’s family supports the posthumous album, according to MissInfo.
The Young Money emcee spoke about the project and it’s recently released single, saying “People should be really excited man…A lot of people thought it was my single, it’s not my single. It’s all off an Aaliyah project that me and 40 are commanding, and 40’s just doing some incredible, incredible music right now.” He continued “It’s not about me, it’s not about 40, it’s really about her and her fans, and us getting the opportunity to give you something that we feel is great.”
Drake also affirmed that Aaliyahs’s family and former management are supportive of the project, saying “And you know, the people around her, everybody from her family to her old management and label, were just like, ‘If there’s anybody out who can do it right now, it’s you and 40.’ And it was an honor to pull in some classic people, like anybody who used to work with Aaliyah that was essential in her career, we hope to have them involved. So it’s great to have a new Aaliyah album this year on top of everything.“
On August 6 a message appeared on Aaliyah’s Facebook page allegedly posted by her brother, Rashad Haughton, which stated “There is no official album being released and supported by the Haughton family.”
Check out the interview below.