The Weeknd did a posthumous collaboration with the beloved Aaliyah.
The song is called “Poison.” It’s baby girl’s first single for her upcoming posthumous album, Unstoppable. Take a listen and let us know your thoughts. On YouTube, the comment section was turned off.
The track is a slow/upbeat tune with melodic elements. However, online critics weren’t feeling the song at all. Some users felt the song was rushed, others questioned why Aaliyah’s vocals sounded the way it did. Take a look:
Aaliyah, I’m so sorry…🥴
— AaliyahAlways (@_AaliyahAlways) December 17, 2021
Every time I think about Aaliyah I get pissed off. She was exploited and hyper sexualized her entire life and even worse in death. Let that girl rest peacefully stop remixing her songs.
— Maya Angelique👑 (@moneyymaya) December 17, 2021
this Aaliyah track shouldn’t have been released pic.twitter.com/OTeqbkfJ46
— wild musicboard reviews (@musicboardwild) December 17, 2021
Aaliyah’s uncle is trying hard to get a hit. He doesn’t care how rushed it sounds either. Yikes.
— 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊. (@MJFINESSELOVER) December 17, 2021
May everyone involved in the release of “Poison” with Aaliyah and The Weeknd never know peace! I hope she haunts y’all asses in your sleep with her swoop bang!
— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) December 17, 2021
I’m just now listening to the new “Poison” record from Aaliyah & The Weeknd, and can someone explain this effect they have over Babygirl’s vocals like this? Quickly. pic.twitter.com/1zfVYaCPbf
— ɳick (@Creat1ve) December 17, 2021
I love The Weeknd, but I really don’t want to hear him on a posthumous Aaliyah single. Aaliyah didn’t know him and he doesn’t know Aaliyah’s plans for the song, so it’s obvious this is being done out of greed with 0 respect in it.
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) December 14, 2021
Protect Aaliyah at all cost.
— AALIYAH LEGION ~ FAN ACCOUNT (@AaliyahLegion) December 17, 2021
No official release date for Unstoppable. It’ll reportedly be a mixture of hip hop and R&B. Billboard points out it’s set to drop sometime in 2022.