Aaliyah in 2000
|Born||Aaliyah Dana Haughton
January 16, 1979
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 25, 2001
Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas
|Cause of death||Plane crash|
|Resting place||Ferncliff Cemetery
Hartsdale, New York, U.S.
|Home town||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||R. Kelly (m. 1994; annulled 1995)|
|Partner(s)||Damon Dash (1999â€“2001; her death)|
|Parent(s)||Michael Haughton (deceased)
|Relatives||Rashad Haughton (brother)
Barry Hankerson (uncle)
|Awards||List of awards and nominations received by Aaliyah|
I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.
There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don't discuss my private life.
All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope that my fans feel where I'm coming from.
I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.
I don't feel I made any sacrifices at all. I'm doing my best to juggle.
I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.
If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing.
I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.
I know that people think I'm sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It's wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing.
I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget.
I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.
I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.