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Discussing the fate of the song, he proceeded to say: "I wouldn't say it was an accident, but we weren't vibing with it as much. It was one of those things like if he had came 10 minutes later, he probably would've never heard it." The song was "very raw" during its early stages, and since Major showed strong interest, Seats continued to develop it. Seats mentioned: "Since he had an interest in it, I said, 'Let me go and continue building on it, let me embellish it, make something happen since you're feeling it.' We didn't know it was going to end up being 'Rock The Boat'." Seats "beefed" up the development process of the track by calling Dave Foreman and Rapture Stewart to add a guitar and strings to the instrumental.
Aaliyah - Are You Feelin Me (Visualizer)
In 2002, R. Kelly was indicted on multiple counts of child pornography and a video circulated that authorities believe was him having sex with two underage girls. What should have been the darkest time in his career was anything but. He released his mega-hit "Ignition (Remix)" months after the indictment that's all about having fun and hooking up. While lyrics like, "But hey pretty girl I'm feelin' you...That's why I'm all up in yo grill/Tryna get you to a hotel/You must be a football coach/The way you got me playin' the field," seem totally oblivious now, the song topped the charts. To this day, "Ignition (Remix)," which likens sex to sticking a "key in the ignition" is a fan favorite and one of R. Kelly's most popular songs, with over 180 million views on YouTube.
Missy Elliott, Timbaland and Ginuwine, with heads bowed, were next to share their feelings on the tragic loss of their friend. "Aaliyah was deeply loved and will be so deeply missed. I think I speak for all of us standing here when I say she was definitely one in a million," Ginuwine said, referencing the title of the singer's second album, 1996's One in a Million.
Aaliyah's brother, Rashad Haughton, wrapped up the brief but bittersweet tribute by thanking his sister's friends and colleagues who offered their condolences in this dark time for his family. He ended his speech with a feeling of gratefulness rather than remorse: "I am truly happy to have been given a gift like you, Aaliyah," he said, staving off tears. 041b061a72