Today commemorates the 9th anniversary of the death of Aaliyah Dana Haughton. I remember originally becoming a fan solely based on how tiny she was. During a time when super booties and silicon breasts were just beginning to grow of more as a music video staple, I was often self-conscious about my weight and the curves my adolescent body had yet to grow into. Aaliyah was one of the first women I noticed in my generation with a slender figure that was celebrated for both her beauty and talent. As beautiful as she was, her charming spirit, feminine-yet-edgy swag and genuine style were even more breath taking.
One of the things that I remember the most about “Babygirl” (better known as Aaliyah), was that she truly had a passion and enthusiasm for entertaining. She also always made sure that her fans knew how much she appreciated their love and support. She will always be missed. Here’s some of my favorite vids: