This morning (Nov. 19), producer Timbaland stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club to chat about his new protégé Tink, but not before addressing his controversial comments regarding the Aaliyah movie which aired this past weekend.
He said the actress in the film Alexandra Shipp DM’d him on social media, and says he had nothing against her in his social media campaign against the film. “I wrote her back, I said you should do research before entering into something. Nothing against you, I just felt like whoever suggested that decision wasn’t a wise decision,” he explained.
He even cleared up the movie’s mistakes about what really happened regarding how he and Missy Elliott began working with the late superstar. Instead of Aaliyah meeting with label reps and telling them she wanted to work the Virginia production duo like the movie portrayed, Timbo said his then-lawyer, Louise West, simply sent the singer a demo which she liked, and the rest is history.
Timbo also talked about his protégé, Chicago singer/rapper Tink who’s been blowing up underground for the past year or so. He could hardly contain his excitement about his 19-year-old discovery as he explained how he came to know about the Chicago artist. “God just put her into my lap. I was in L.A., and Da Interns [producers] were playing their music, and then they played this one last song, and me and Jason Josh [a mixer] was like who is that?” he said. “Got on the phone with her, and now we’re here.” He then played some unheard tracks of Tink’s, one featuring Jay Z and Rick Ross.
With the state of the industry as it is now, the producer said he also wanted to quit music. Glad to see his passion is back!
Peep the full interview: