It's always difficult to strike the right tone with features on a posthumous album.
It's particularly fraught when the artist has died more than 20 years ago, as is the case with the upcoming Aaliyah album Unstoppable.
Drake, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, NeYo, and Future will be featured on the project, and some of Aaliyah's fans have a big problem with some of that.
Aaliyah literally has an anti-domestic violence song and these idiots put Chris Brown on the album. Throw this shit in the garbage. https://t.co/zxwxVtUJm6— Jolyne Cujoh (@imanimlewis) January 5, 2022
imagine having the opp to create a new Aaliyah album with an entire generation of women that were directly influenced (Ciara, Teyana, Tinashe, Normani, Jhene, CxH, H.E.R., Sevyn, etc.)— Dante (@AllThingsDante) January 4, 2022
but instead we get Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Future, CB, a weird Weeknd song...yikes https://t.co/2NHEX17VkU
damn, it's like they hand-picked the Three Musketeers of misogyny for Aaliyah's album https://t.co/UTeUg1W69E— Root BEER Pizza STIX 🇵🇸 (@BeerStix) January 4, 2022
not seeing the pearly gates. they put abusers/misogynists on this album when she was largely affected by abusers/misogynists when she was alive. they could have gone to the many black girls that cite aaliyah as their inspiration for their artistry but we got dingy ass men instead https://t.co/HbFXyDLecO— missiconick (@iconickbeauty) January 5, 2022
It is interesting (?) how to musicians like Chris Brown, Future and Drake, who are surrounded with varying degrees of accusations of the mistreatment of women, Aaliyah has become their passive, perfect Virgin Mary & they in turn have been allowed unfettered access to her legacy https://t.co/fghSfuHONs— Moya Lothian-Mclean (@mlothianmclean) January 5, 2022
What do you think?