So Timbaland has an E True Hollywood special airing soon and he made some pretty surprising revelations:

On Aaliyah

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. I said, But I’m not…She just a baby, I’m old. 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.

Timbaland also confesses that as he continued to gain weight throughout his career, he began having suicidal thoughts:

I was almost 400 pounds. 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.

In 2008, Timbaland married his long-time girlfriend Monique (who has a striking resemblance to Aaliyah) and the two are still going strong. He says of the relationship”

It’s probably hard to be married to me. 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.

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