black folks who are her age. i was in college @ an HBCU the day after she died....there was seriously a pall over the campus. folks were DE-pressed. especially the chix who got part of their shine off being aaliyah-like (lol but 4 real doe).
she DID have that star quality while alive, but 10 years later it's definitely refracted even more through the gone-too-soon lens than it was back then. you gotta remember that for my generation, she was the first female star to die an untimely death like that. let folks have their memories & mythos lol.
Go Smack yourself and then apologize to your hand for looking stupid - Case_One