Timbaland & Missy Elliot React To Magoo’s Passing: ‘I Am So Lost For Words’

Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Magoo

Timbaland & Missy Elliot React To Magoo’s Passing: ‘I Am So Lost For Words’

Timbaland and Missy Elliot have broken their silence following the death of their former music collaborator Magoo.

Today (Aug. 14) music producer Timbaland, born Timothy Mosley, took to his Instagram to pay tribute to late rapper Magoo, real name Melvin Barcliff. Magoo was reported dead at the age of 50 on Sunday (Aug. 13). The cause of his death is unknown at this time.


In a series of heartfelt posts, Timbaland paid tribute to his longtime collaborator Magoo and shared old footage of them performing together. The two formed the rap duo Timbaland & Magoo in 1989 after meeting as teenagers. In one post, the 51-year-old hitmaker said,

“This one hits different long live Melvin aka magoo !!! Tim and Magoo forever rest easy my king” 


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In another post, Timbaland continued to reflect on the times the pair had together with a more recent video of them performing their 1997 song “Up Jumps da Boogie,” which featured Missy Elliott and the late Aaliyah. Along with doves, broken hearts, and crying face emojis, the rapper/producer wrote,

“So many memories” 


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Timbaland also uploaded throwback photos of them onstage and flicks from back in the day via his IG stories.

Following the news of Magoo’s passing, fellow music colleague Missy Elliot, who has teamed-up with him in the past, also shared a tribute to the late artist. In a touching post, the 52-year-old rapstress shared the video to her song “Beep Me 911” and said,

“These are the kind of post I don’t wish on any1 at 1st I was in shock & the more I sit the reality kicks in so many emotions. I remember when we 1st met as teenagers & you said hey my name Melvin & I laughed so hard & I said wait you really talk like that? and you said vuuuup & I kept laughing & I said what you do you said I rap & you kicked 8 bars & I said you remind me of Qtip & you said he one of my favorite emcees but your flow was VA I loved it!”

She added,

“& from that day we became so cool you supported me from day 1 & you said I’m going to call you Misdemeanor because it’s a crime to have that many talents. So those who don’t know Magoo gave me the name Misdemeanor When we did this song Beep Me 911 & I asked Magoo to get on it & I played this verse over and over & posting this is just heartbreaking I am so lost for words…”

theJasmineBRAND sends our condolences to the loved ones of Magoo during this difficult time. 

Sources: [1, 2]

Authored by: Ariel Whitely