For what it’s worth, Drake‘s got the go-ahead from Lil Wayne to pursue his much ballyhooed about Aaliyah project. “It’s an awesome collaboration,” the YMCMB head-honcho said, in a short interview with the Associated Press at a DeWeezy skatepark opening. Drake, as we know, is a huge Aaliyah fan, and Wayne is, too — he says her music is “still better than a lot of music out there now,” and he feels its important to make it available for fans. “Everybody know what Aaliyah did and done for music and culture, period, and it’s always good to do that, for not only for people like that, just for her fans — you know what I mean?”
Most details are still fuzzy on the project, but one thing is for sure: not everyone seems to believe as much, and key Aaliyah collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott, Aaliyah’s family and a particularly scathing DMX have all raised questions as to Drake’s rights to the material. However, Lil Wayne assures that “Drake’s a very thoughtful person. Everyone knows that.” We do, Wayne, we do.