Drake loves Aaliyah. Period. Ever since he dropped out of the sky and into a swirling storm of fame, Drake has made it abundantly clear that he will admire the late Aaliyah Dana Haughton until the day he himself leaves this earth. While she passed at the age of 22 in 2001, that hasn't stopped Drake from keeping her memory alive, via constant reminders of his undying love for her. He's shouted her out on wax; he's gotten her actual face tattooed on his actual back; and he's honored her via various interpolations and musical homages. There's so much more—but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Over the past near decade, Drake has managed to diversify his love for Aaliyah in creative ways that seem impossible until he's already done it. If that's not commitment, I don't know what is. And in some cases, one miiiight even call it obsession. But that's neither here nor there. Read on to find out all of the ways Drake has pledged his allegiance to the Princess of R&B.