Mar 25, 2015 2:56PM

Aaliyah Will Appear On T-Pain's New Mixtape

Cue Aaliyah appreciation mode.

During an interview with VIBE, T-Pain casually announced that an unreleased Aaliyah song will appear on his forthcoming double mixtape. To which the interviewers were like, "Hold up, hold up, what?" 

T-Pain said he's been holding onto a song that he recorded with Aaliyah before her sad passing. The slower song is called 'Girlfriends' and according to T-Pain, "It's basically about can't beat 'em, can't join 'em, you go do your thing, stop spending my money on these bitches."
This news induced a strong reaction, a nostalgia that felt almost physical, we wanted to jump out of our chairs and start dancing and do something important with our lives, because Aaliyah. Then we realised that we can't dance or sing, and we will probably never change the world, so we'd better just stay seated and write about our favourite Aaliyah moments instead. 

Aaliyah was signed to Jive Records at the age of twelve. At 15, her album Age Ain't Nothing But a Number gave us 'Back and Forth' and 'At Your Best (You Are Love)'. It was love at first listen. 

'Hot Like Fire' featured dope dancing, drop crotch camo pants and Missy Elliot, what more could you want?

Aaliyah sung straight to our hearts via the Meg Ryan-voiced cartoon Anastasia with the beautiful song 'Journey to the Past'.

'Try Again' was probably the best thing about Aaliyah's martial arts movie Romeo Must Die, that co-starred Jet Li (other than Aaliyah doing martial arts, obvi).

The iconic clip for 'Rock The Boat' is 100% Aaliyah gold, from the dance moves down to the all-white ensembles.

She was SO badass and SO beautiful as the Queen Of The Dammed in the 2002 thriller.

And all this before age 22. You are our hero, Aaliyah.

Photo and GIFs: Tumblr

Lucy Jones