It has been nearly two decades since the death of R&B singer, Aaliyah. Her influence continues to shine throughout many of your favorite singers of today.
“Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah,” written by author Kathy Iandoli, will be released on August 21, 2021, which is four days before the 20th anniversary of the singer’s death.
The biography book promises to give an in-depth look into her life, including never before heard stories, personal memories from people who knew her, and more.
According to the press release obtained by HipHopDX, the Simon & Schuster/ Atria Books will cover the unparalleled career of Aaliyah as a fashion icon, and investigate the singer’s “volatile entanglement with R.Kelly and an intense investigation on the crash that ended her life.”
Kathy also wrote about Kellz being featured in the book:
“For all the Aaliyah fans out there, I just want to make something very clear: with regard to R. Kelly, I have chosen to discuss how despite his abusive patterns, Aaliyah survived and became an icon. The book in no way glorifies his predatory behavior, nor does it take up a large chunk of the book. Quite frankly, he doesn’t deserve it. I know news outlets have chosen to make that tiny piece their whole headline, but trust that’s not what the book will reflect. This book is about a musical genius who is the reason most artists of today even have a career, but in order to discuss her enduring strength, I had to discuss a little bit of what made her so strong.”