Ever since it was announced that Drake would be involved in the production of Aaliyah's second posthumous album there has been speculation as to whether the late singer's long time friends Missy Elliot and Timbaland would also participate.
Several days ago Jomo Hankerson, Co-Executive of Aaliyah's label Blackground Recordings told Billboard.biz that Missy and Timbaland would "definitely be involved." It now appears that won't be the case.
In a new statement issued to Billboard, Missy's manager says neither she or Timbaland will be working on the album.
"Although Missy and Timbaland always strive to keep the memory of their close friend alive, we have not been contacted about the project nor are there any plans at this time to participate," Mona Scott-Young, longtime manager for Missy Elliott, says. "We've seen the reports surfacing that they have been confirmed to participate but that is not the case. Both Missy and Timbaland are very sensitive to the loss still being felt by the family so we wanted to clear up any misinformation being circulated."
Missy also shared her thoughts on the situation.
"Tim and I carry Aaliyah with us everyday, like so many of the people who love her. She will always live in our hearts," Missy said. "We have nothing but love and respect for her memory and for her loved ones left behind still grieving her loss. They are always in our prayers."