Aaliyah is the latest artist to make a hologram appearance in a video posthumously. In Chris Brown‘s new video for his single “Don’t Think They Know,” Brown projects an image of the late singer as he sings the track from his next album, ‘X’ — due out July 16th. The single uses a sample from Aaliyah’s 2001 hit single “Try Again.”
In the video, Brown is trying to unify members of the Bloods and Crips gangs. One of the gang members looks a lot like Drake, which is interesting considering Drake and Brown have major beef. It’s also well documented that Drake is a huge Aaliyah fan — he even has as tattoo of her face on her back, and he too has posthumously used some of her unreleased vocals.
Aaliyah died in 2001 in a plane crash. At the end of the video Brown pays tribute to the late singer:
“Dear Aaliyah, We love you and miss you, thank you for inspiring us all.”