We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Aaliyah, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the late singer and musician that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: She Had a Pet Pillow
Well, sort of. The singer had a pillow she named Wilson that she took with her everywhere she went (sort of like Tom Hanks’ character in Castaway).
Number Seven: She Wore Sunglasses So Often That People Started Thinking She Had a Glass Eye
Aaliyah sported dark, opaque sunglasses in her early career. The singer wore them so frequently that rumors began that she either had a glass eye or a lazy eye.
Number Six: Aaliyah Tried to Emulate Veronica Lake
Following advice her mother gave her. The singer used her hair to cover her left eye when she switched up her hairstyle, similar to famous Hollywood vixen Veronica Lake.
Number Five: And She Impersonated Christina Aguilera
Aaliyah was friends with Kidada Jones, the daughter of Quincy Jones. The two decided to play a prank on Quincy by calling him and pretending to be someone else. Aaliyah decided to impersonate Christina Aguilera, and her impression was so good that Quincy actually thought it was Aguilera!
Number Four: She Had an Interesting Bet With Missy
The singer was friends with Missy Elliot, and the two were known for never wearing dresses. Because of their aversion to dresses, they made a bet with each other about who would be seen wearing a dress first.
Number Three: She Spoofed the Spice Girls
It’s true! The singer worked quite frequently with music video director Paul Hunter, and she once decided to have him shoot a parody video of her and her friends as “The Spicier Girls.” Hunter directed her videos for “One In A Million” and “We Need A Resolution” as well.
Number Two: She Had a Special Way to Let People Know She Was Annoyed
While working on the set of Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah would let her team know she was annoyed by bending the tip of her index finger. She would often do this around one of the production assistants on the film who particularly got on her nerves.
Number One: She Sat on One of Her Biggest Hits for Two Years Before it Was Released
Her label held on to “Rock The Boat” for two years because they were concerned that the singer wasn’t mature enough for a song so sexual in nature. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Aaliyah!