Dame Dash Breaks Down His Past Relationship With Jay-Z: “The Way He Did Me Was Dirty”

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In the interview, Dash addresses his time at Roc-A-Fella and also speaks on his ongoing relationship with Kanye West.

Dame Dash recently appeared in a live interview on Big Boy’s Real 92.3 radio show. During the expansive conversation, the Roc-A-Fella co-founder expresses his thoughts on his past with JAY-Z.

At one point in the interview he shared, “We have fundamental differences. I’m about making other people famous and rich and equal, that’s what I wanted with Roc-A-Fella.” JAY-Z and Kareem “Biggs” Burke were also co-founders of the record label, over a decade ago Dash fell out with JAY-Z. He went on to share “And he wanted to be the boss and have people work for him for 25 years straight, which is what happened. I actually feel sorry for my fallen angels, because I’ve taught people to share.”

Dash also went a bit deeper and expanded on his alleged mistreatment:

“No matter what, I feel he robbed me. Period. And no matter what, I’m always gonna feel that way. If I hit somebody with some work and they run off, I forgive it. It don’t bother me, but if you asked me about that person, I’m like, ‘Nah, he ran off.'”

On JAY-Z and Roc-A-Fella:

“The way he did me was dirty, the way he did Biggs was dirty… He went [and] told L.A. Reid, ‘I want Roc-A-Fella, I don’t want Dame and Biggs down…’ And we was like, ‘Damn, out of left.’ When I had the conversations yeah I wanna look like a boss, I can’t look like a boss around him. I thought that was dirty. The shit he did the Roc with? That was dirty. When he said he wasn’t gonna be a part of it while I was selling it devalued it and then, you know, I stepped away from it because I needed to go do my own thing. And then all of a sudden they go and do a big deal like that? That was dirty.”

Earlier in the interview, Dame also shared his thoughts on Kanye West who he regularly speaks with. He said, “He is a disrupter, a world-shaker, but he’s also respectful to the people that deserve it.”

Take a look at the interview below.

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