The 14th anniversary of Aaliyah‘s death sparked thousands of tributes, online and off, but nobody summarized the pain and loss felt by her passing better than Janet Jackson, 49. Janet was Aaliyah’s hero, and it seems that the R&B icon had just as much admiration for the “Rock The Boat” singer.
Janet tweeted a photo of a handwritten, heartfelt note that she penned to Aaliyah on August 25. Aaliyah, who tragically died at the age of 22 in a plane crash, frequently spoke about she’d love to work with Janet one day. Tears.