Rashad Haughton is a writer and director. He is the brother and only sibling of Aaliyah. He attended Hofstra University. Twelve days after Aaliyah's death, Rashad appeared at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards he payed tribute to his sister along with her role model Janet Jackson and her friends Ginuwine, Missy Elliot and Timbaland. He was supportive of her relationship with Damon Dash since Dash made Aaliyah happy, which was what Rashad cared about most.