Before her tragic death, Aaliyah was trying her hand at an acting career, which was successfully taking off due to her work in the film Romeo Must Die. She put out her new album, Aaliyah, and had more acting opportunities under her belt, including Queen of the Damned and preparing to work in the sequels to The Matrix. As for Beyoncé, she was still holding things together as lead singer of Destiny’s Child, and was also looking to try her hand at acting, landing her first movie role in the MTV movie, Carmen: A Hip Hopera. Whenever these two crossed paths, it seems that they were pleasant. And according to Beyoncé, Aaliyah embraced Destiny’s Child before anyone else. “She was the very first person to embrace Destiny’s Child. She was so sweet always.”
Beyoncé decided to show some love to the late singer, who always showed love to Destiny’s Child, as she posted shots on her Instagram page of herself wearing an Aaliyah shirt, and shades similar to the ones Aaliyah was wearing in the image on the shirt. While followers of Bey were split between folks going crazy in excitement for the photos (“Yaaaasss”) and others who were skeptical (“She tried it”), we thought it was cool…and we’re wondering how to get our hands on that top. If you’re interested, you can get info on the shirt here (Note: the image of Aaliyah includes tattoos similar to Lil Wayne’s…), but in the meantime, check out the shots Bey shared and share your thoughts.