Aaliyah fans slam Poison with the Weeknd as a 'disgrace' to her legacy as new song is released 20 years after her death

AALIYAH fans have shamed The Weeknd for releasing a collaborative song using her voice 20 years after she passed in a tragic plane crash.

The Princess of R&B lost her life in 2001 after leaving a small island in the Bahamas.

Fans have ripped The Weeknd for his newest single Poison, which features vocals from the late Aaliyah.

Many took to Twitter to slam the singer for "milking" the deceased star and for disgracing her "memory."

"Weeknd x aaliyah song had so much potential but they mixed her s**t so atrociously," one complained of the sound quality.

"Listened to “Poison” (aaliyah ft the weeknd) and yeah it’s not great," another complained.

"The song itself is fine but aaliyah’s audio quality is shit and besides that she’s been dead for 20 years at this point. let her rest and stop trying to milk her for more singles," they begged.

"I’m very angry at that Aaliyah x The Weeknd track because why?" a third pleaded.

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A final scathed: "Aaliyah would have found The Weeknd as banal, unoriginal, and depressing. shame on whoever is responsible for sullying her memory."


Aaliyah died on August 25, 2001, when she and seven other passengers boarded a small aircraft leaving the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.

Shortly after takeoff, the plane burst into flames, killing all aboard.

The music sensation was only 22 at the time of her death and was at the height of her career.


Aaliyah made her debut as a 10-year-old on Star Search when she sang with legend Gladys Knight.

By the time she was a teenager, she had released her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number which went double platinum and sold three million copies.

When she was only 15, the triple threat famously married rapper R. Kelly by using a fake ID that he obtained through bribery.

In 2000, Aaliyah launched her acting career by appearing in the film Romeo Must Die, also producing the soundtrack for the movie that topped the Billboard 100.

After her death, the pilot who operated the small aircraft was found to have traces of cocaine and alcohol in his system and was also not properly qualified to fly.

In addition to winning three American Music Awards and two VMAs, Aaliyah was also nominated for five Grammys for her contribution to R&B.


The Weeknd, 31, has hit headlines over the past several months as many fans have speculated a budding relationship with actress Angelina Jolie.

In July, the two had been "spotted on a secret date at Mustafa's private concert LA," according to Instagramer Deuxmoi.

Then, in October, they were seen having "dinner together" at the Los Angeles Italian restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, according to The Daily Mail. 

The two apparently spent about two and a half hours at a private section inside the restaurant.

Later that month, the award-winning actress was blindsided when an interviewer asked a question regarding their relationship.

Angelina appeared on E! News Daily Pop, to promote her new movie, Eternals.

The interviewer asked her: “Your kids are at the age where they have opinions, so I have to know: were they more excited that you were in the Eternals or that you are friends with The Weeknd?”

She appeared flustered as she replied: “They’re very excited about this film if that’s what you’re asking. They’re very excited about this film.”

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