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15 flashback gifs that prove Aaliyah will forever be the GOAT

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On August 25th 2001, after wrapping a video shoot, Aaliyah Dana Haughton boarded a plane in the Bahamas. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing the 22 year old R&B singer and members of her entourage. Fifteen years later, her iconic style, sultry vocals and angelic disposition live on. Her influence continues to shape culture as newer artists like J.Cole, Chris Brown, Drake and many more who continue to breathe new life into her legacy.

She even left us behind a few gems.

Today we honor "baby girl" with 15 flashback gifs that prove Aaliyah will forever be the GOAT in our book.
aaliyah blessed
aaliyah blessed
Photo: rebloggy

1. A young Aaliyah began perfecting her craft at an early age

aaliyah star search
aaliyah star search
Photo: www.fanpop.com

2. It didn't take long for her to find that signature swag

Photo: tumblr

3. Then she had the whole world singing, "Oh, it's the L.Y.I.A.H."

aaliyah music 90s music video dope
aaliyah music 90s music video dope
Photo: yesiamarebelliousflower.tumblr.com

4. Her personality was both sweet and edgy

Photo: Hello Beautiful
Photo: Hello Beautiful
Photo: Hello Beautiful

5. Brooklyn born and Detroit bred, we knew she could flip the script if she needed to

aaliyah romeo must die
aaliyah romeo must die
Photo: rebloggy.com

6. Don't get it twisted

Photo: rebloggy.com
Photo: rebloggy.com
Photo: rebloggy.com

7. Her smile was so genuine

aaliyah laughing gif
aaliyah laughing gif
Photo: rebloggy.com

8. Those classic Timbaland and Missy Elliot beats with her angelic voice that still bump in the club

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9. Aaliyah was EVERYTHING

Photo: Tumblr

10. You could tell she was having the time of her life

Photo: beautyofaaliyah.tumblr.com
Photo: beautyofaaliyah.tumblr.com
Photo: beautyofaaliyah.tumblr.com

11. A true trendsetter, her choreography and video treatments changed the game

Team Giphy aaliyah are you that somebody
Team Giphy aaliyah are you that somebody
Photo: YouTube.com

12. Always willing to share the spotlight.

Photo: tumblr

13. Remember the signature swoop that we all tried to rock back in the day?

aaliyah swoop gif
aaliyah swoop gif
Photo: Tumblr

14. She had everyone wearing baggy clothes and bandannas

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Image result for aaliyah bandana gif
Photo: lipstickalley.com

15. Aaliyah came through and never left our hearts

Photo: beautyofaaliyah.tumblr.com
Photo: beautyofaaliyah.tumblr.com
Photo: beautyofaaliyah.tumblr.com

And for that, we'll forever be grateful.

Photo: mtvstyle.tumblr.com
Photo: mtvstyle.tumblr.com
Photo: mtvstyle.tumblr.com

We miss you baby girl.

Photo: Tumblr

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