Normani released her new track “Wild Side” featuring rapper Cardi B last week and fans have noticed some homage to the late R&B singer Aaliyah, including an alleged sample. However, the late singer’s uncle says Aaliyah would have been “cool with it too” per TMZ.
As Aaliyah’s masters are sealed tight — her music is not even available to listen on any streaming services — heads began to turn when word got out that “Wild Side” had an apparent One In A Million sample. Barry Hankerson, Aaliyah’s uncle, told TMZ that his niece “always encouraged young women pursuing their musical and entertainment careers, to achieve their dreams.”
Hankerson added, “I believe that Aaliyah would be very supportive of a young Black woman that chose to emulate her music and style.”