After saying that people should appreciate each other, she apologized for not being more prepared.
"I didn't write anything, I just felt like I had to come from the heart.
He ended his speech with a feeling of gratefulness rather than remorse: "I am truly happy to have been given a gift like you, Aaliyah," he said, staving off tears.
Timbaland continued to explore the sonic template, gifting hit after hit to Ginuwine, Destiny’s Child and Jay Z, among many others, and working with Missy Elliott on her own daring run.
His success helped herald a new-age era of the super-producer.
It said, in part, "I for one will not be sad or mourn her death, but celebrate her life and be thankful for her gift that's touched so many. We've only gained an angel." Jackson ended her speech by saying, "We will always love you." Missy Elliott, Timbaland and Ginuwine, with heads bowed, were next to share their feelings on the tragic loss of their friend.
"Aaliyah was deeply loved and will be so deeply missed.