'I Don't Like the Song': Timbaland Reveals How Aaliyah Rejected His and Missy Elliott's Demo Before They Created 'One In a Million'

'I Don't Like the Song': Timbaland Reveals How Aaliyah Rejected His and Missy Elliott's Demo Before They Created 'One In a Million'

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Timbaland revealed how a rejected demo track led to the formation of his and Missy Elliott's hit-making relationship with R&B artist Aaliyah. The
Timbaland revealed how a rejected demo track led to the formation of his and Missy Elliott's hit-making relationship with R&B artist Aaliyah.

The mega-producer was a frequent collaborator of the "More Than a Woman" singer throughout her career before her tragic death in 2002. Joined by Missy Elliott, the trio was responsible for her hit second album "One in a Million," which included singles "If Your Girl Only Knew," "Four Page Letter," and titular track "One in a Million," and reached double-platinum status, selling more than 8 million copies worldwide.

Timbaland reveals how he began working with Aaliyah. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images, Sal Idriss/Redferns

During a chat with rapper Rick Ross, Timbaland opened up about how the now-iconic business relationship began all because the singer followed her gut instinct and listened to the talent behind a demo track created by him and Missy that she decided to pass over.

"We sent her a song called 'Sugar and Spice'; this how dope Aaliyah was, she said, 'I don't like the song 'Sugar and Spice,' but I want to work with…
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