Timbaland has gone on record to apologize to R&B crooner Chris Brown over comments he made recently on Revolt TV. While conversing about Brown's duet with the late Aaliyah on "They Don't Know," the super-producer gave his opinion on the song, insisting "it will never work." Not just with Chris Brown, but with any other artists outside of him and Missy Elliot, including Drake.
"In music, people always say, ‘I’ma do a song with Aaliyah.’ It will never work. Chris Brown got a record; it won’t work. Drake could do a record with Aaliyah; it ain’t going to work. Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me. That’s why when Drake did ‘Started From The Bottom,’ it was a totally different sound and Drake told me, ‘I had to really battle with myself. I want to be the first person to change.’ So when he said that, it’s like, you’re going to be around for a long time. I talked to big brother (Jay-Z) and said, ‘Yo, we gotta embrace this young soldier. You got to embrace this guy. You got to put our arm around him and really like, try to add to the bloodline."
Without letting his comments blow up into something else, Timbaland took to Twitter to publicly apologize to Brown while giving his reasoning for his comments.
“I want 2 publicly apologize 2 my lil homie @chrisbrown 4 my statements on revolt regarding the Aaliyah collaborations. i actually like the song wit him n Aaliyah, its just when you are talking about babygirl its a very sensitive subject with me. so the people who not only worked with her but grew a bond so tight we are like family so im very over protective over her. I have mad love for my dude @chrisbrown. a mother lost a daughter. a brother lost a sister. that is still grieving over her passing. it just a very sensitive subject. i just want the family to be respected."