Two years after it was revealed that Drake and 40 would be executive producing Aaliyah’s unnamed posthumous album, the two called it off. “The world reacting to Drake’s involvement so negatively, I just wanted nothing to do with it,” 40 said in an interview with Vibe. “Ultimately, I wasn’t comfortable and didn’t like the stigma.”

In addition to Timbaland’s vocal objection to the project, Aaliyah’s family wasn’t supportive either. “[Aaliyah’s] mother saying, ‘I don’t want this out,’ was enough for me,” 40 said. “I walked away very quickly.”