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Missy’s - “Take Away” was never supposed to be a single. In fact, the next single off “Missy’s so addictive” album was   “4 My People.” Despite the constant ba-raid of “no’s” from Missy’s management, label, and financial advisers she pushed forward with a release of “Take Away” to honor her late friend Aaliyah.  The “Take Away” video contained images of and words about Aaliyah, and the slow ballad acted as a tribute to her memory.  Though “Take Away” was not a success on radio and television, Missy was willing to not only take a musical risk but financial one as well  for her friend Aaliyah.