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Timbaland helped to guide the career of late singer/actress Aaliyah by producing some of her biggest hit records. He was also in love with her, although she didn't know it.
"When I first met Aaliyah—it time for the world to hear this, I'm gonna give a little secret—I was in love with her," he revealed. "I said, But I'm not…She just a baby, I'm old," Timbaland told Eonline. "I said to myself, 'I'm just gonna be her brother.' Oh man, I was fightin', I was fightin' a lot—a big war. But I loved Aaliyah."
That was just one of several revelations the super producer made during an upcoming episode of E!'s True Hollywood Story.
He's happily married now, but admits he's probably difficult to deal with at times.
"It's probably hard to be married to me," he says. "It's not easy. I'm a musical genius. I'm weird, I do crazy things, it's not like the average norm. But I'm a loving guy."
Timbo also said that he became suicidal in 2003 when his weight ballooned up to 400 pounds.
"I was almost 400 pounds," he said. "Who wants to be a 400-pound black man? I'm looking in the mirror, my breast is bigger than a girl breast. And I was saying, ‘That ain't cool.' So I got very depressed, like suicidal depressed."
For the rest of this interview, catch E!'s True Hollywood Story, Tuesday December 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Timbaland talks about being in love with Aaliyah