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Is Aaliyah being exploited?

She's dead, and yet new videos are made and new songs are released.

Is she being exploited?

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No, if 2pac and Elvis made more dead than alive then no way is Aaliyah even remotely being exploited. There is definitely a scale of exploitation, though. If Elvis and Pac are a 10, I'd say Aaliyah's maybe a 2.

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i certainly don't like that but what can i do?
i don't really care about elvis or 2pac

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I certainly don't think Aaliyah got the recognition in the UK before her death than after, she got her first number one soon after her death and to be honest... she wouldnt have reached top 10 with it if she would have been alive. No disrespect but unfortunately in the UK she has been better known after her death than before.

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But no, she isnt being exploited as much as Elvis and Tupac, mind you who is to say Tupac is dead? Massive exploitation coming out of Tupac's "death" that it is nearly unbelievable, now I don't like conspiracy theroists points of view but, I dunno I still remain sceptical.

Elvis is dead tho.

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I don't think tupac is being a exploited he explicitly made recordings for his vault cause he wanted to live after his death. He recorded and recorded stuff all the time. I think tupac is getting exactly what he wanted.
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I think Aaliyah is certainly being explioted but not as badly as some other celebritys. Aaliyah was SUCCEFULL before her death, even here in the UK, Back and Forth, One in a Million, Try Again, We Need a Resolution, Journey to The Past and Are You that Somebody? had all charted well over here. But in terms of Lisa Left eye then she is. Yes they talk about her, but TLC dont sell the records on her death. Also the song Miss You is crap (Dont Know What you Tell Ya is much better), and has been released out of contex, its not about death.

No 2PAC, there is a reason none of his records made the top 40 before his death. Also how many albums can the guy have recorded, for the record companys to keep on releaseing one a year.

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of course she' being exploited, but then all dead pop stars are - i might add kurt cobain to 2pac and elvis - it's pop music, it makes a lot of money... so it's not all that surprising that people continue to milk it.

in aaliyah's case i think that at least it's done with some taste and not too brutally.


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To some extent, that's true with Eva Cassidy too. She's only become well-known after her tragic death from skin-cancer.

On the subject of people's deaths being exploited, the most obvious case, must surely be that of Princess Diana. A lot of people made money from selling their stories, both in newspapers and books.
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I often thought Selena was (in a probably unintended way). The movie about her kind of established J-Lo as a bigger star than Selena herself had become (esp. as she was killed just B4 she was going to record in English and thus reach a far broader audience). So many or most of the ppl seeing the film were "watching J-Lo", not watching a portrayl of Selena.
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I don't know dava_russianrule..? Left Eye isn't really being exploited cos T and C are still alive and TLC was always gonna release 3D. But the thing is, which I agree with you, TLC's sales have dropped considerably since Left Eye died.
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I don't think that Aaliyah is getting exploited.
She was very famous even before her death.
she is getting recognition.
because she had released her album, starred in movies, was on MTV and BET shows, and shot her vids all at the same time in a span of a few months, just when she was being recognised by lots of people, and then she passed when she was reaching new heights, and a lot of people think she would have been so much more, and that's what is tragic. She could have easily been more recognised by wearing slutty clothes but she let her talent do the talking. in the Rock The Boat vid while all her dancers were wearing shorts she wasn't, I think people appreciate that she did it all through hard work. I feel especially for Diane(Aaliyah's mom) because she lost her mom, her sister, and now her daughter.
I think the I Don't Know What To Tell Ya is not even being given a chance by stations. it is a great song.
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i think she is. they should be honoring her memory, not making more money

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I also think she is! The whole "Aaliyah we miss you" thing sounds just like a cheap excuse to make money and sell CDs
That song where that black bloke says some stuff about Aaliyah, with like 20 ppl listening to him, i nthe video is just so silly
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actually all profits go to the Aaliyah Cancer Fund....Aaliyah supported it when she was alive and all profits go there.
So it goes to a very good cause...
I think Missy Elliot is working on an Aaliyah Tribute Album, and why not, she was her best friend, and Missy rulz.
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