Timbaland Says Aaliyah Endorsed Tink In His Dream

The Urban Daily

Chime For Change: The Sound Of Change Live Concert In Twickenham Source: Christie Goodwin / Getty

While producing six tracks from Aaliyah’s One In A Million album and an additional four tracks on her self titled 2001 album—not to mention additional non-album collaboration—the general assumption is Timbaland spent a significant amount of time with Aaliyah. Apparently the bond remains even in Timbaland’s subconscious.

“I was riding home one day sleep,” Timbaland told an assembled crowd during he and Tink’s performance at the South by Southwest Fader Fort. “[Aaliyah] spoke to me in my sleep and said, ‘She’s the one,’” he added, pointing to his new protégé Tink.

The quotes, which were captured by Fader on Instagram, came as Tink debuted a new song that sampled Aaliyah’s single “One In A Million.”

Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, and Aaliyah spent time collaborating as “The Supafriends.” Timbaland in particular has been very protective of outside artists co-opting Aaliyah…

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