July 26, 2013 08:32:28 GMT
The rapper, who recently dissed Brown's collaborations with the late songstress, says that he just wants her family 'to be respected' since they're 'still grieving over her passing.'
Earlier this week, Timbaland made a negative comment on Chris Brown and Drake's collaborations with Aaliyah. In an interview with Revolt TV, the 41-year-old rapper said that no one else but him could work with the late songstress.
"People always say, 'I'm going to do a song with Aaliyah.' It will never work," he said in the interview. "Chris Brown got a record, it won't work. Drake can go do a record with Aaliyah, it ain't gonna work. 'Cause Aaliyah music only work with its soulmate, which is me."
Now, Timbaland has expressed his apology to Brown in a series of Twitter posts. "I want 2 publicly apologize 2 my lil homie @chrisbrown 4 my statements on revolt regarding the Aaliyah collaborations," he tweeted on Friday, July 26.
"I actually like the song wit him n Aaliyah, it's just when you are talking about babygirl its a very sensitive subject with me. So the people who not only worked with her but grew a bond so tight we are like family so im very over protective over her," he continued.
He went on saying, "I have mad luv 4 my dude Chris Brown. A mother lost a daughter. A brother lost a sister. That is still grieving over her passing, it just a very sensitive subject. I just want the family to be respected."
Aaliyah died in a 2001 plane crash after a music video shoot. Timbaland had collaborated with her in some of her singles, including "Are You That Somebody", "Try Again" and "We Need a Resolution".