Aaliyah might be dead, but her legacy lives. Her legacy is about to put on new shoes thanks to plans to release a posthumous album titled “Unstoppable.”
Blackground Records and EMPIRE went into a partnership last year, and Aaliyah fans were jubilant because the partnership would bring the late singer’s music to streaming platforms.
At the moment, though, controversy has enveloped plans to release her posthumous album. Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson had announced the imminence of the album, and a list of guests was made public.
Some of the singer’s fans were angry that the album featured only male artists, including Drake, Future, and Chris Brown.
A notable Aaliyah fan, Court Kim, was miffed by the which he says tries to align the late singer with “misogynistic, abusive men.”
Aaliyah’s estate hasn’t been impressed by plans to release Aaliyah’s life work without properly consulting with it. Instead, the estate bemoaned the “unscrupulous endeavour to release Aaliyah’s music without any transparency or full accounting to the estate.”
The estate describes the exercise as nothing but an exercise to leech off the late singer’s work. The release date for the album has not been given. It remains to be seen if the project will be released despite the unfolding drama.