Imagine, hearing a young woman with booming fame out of no where talk about how she keeps her originality, especially in the chaos of the entertainment and music industry.
"I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original"
Those words are spoken from Aaliyah Dana Haughton, or notoriously known as Aaliyah the woman who would introduce hip hop & r&b to the mainstream world. Aaliyah swooped the hearts of many during the late 90's and early 2000's era for a voice that was so distinguishable that to this day many 90's kids can tell you off the bat when her songs came on. Her career started at 15, when she released her first album with the help of R. Kelly whom she married illegally with R. Kelly being only 25. Sadly, Aalyiah died on August 25, 2001 due to the pilot being on drugs and unlicensed, some say due to conspiracy theories that range from R Kelly wanting her to die, to the illuminati wanting to destroy her in order for Beyonce to take her place. Aaliyah will always be remembered through her music, and for her bad ass tom boy fashion taste to wearing feminine attire that made it known she was a girl boss. Her fashion sense today has inspired many artists in the hip hop game including celebrities like Rihanna. Making hip hop allowable and cute for women to wear, and not being scared to put on some men's clothing and work it. Tommy Hilfiger would not have been the same without her, due to her consistent modeling of his clothing line. Aaliyah, who still has music sales selling, changed the music industry, and gave clothing the sweet, but fresh hip hop funk, thank you for the game change that is still impacted to this day.