If Dame Dash sits down for an interview, you can bet he’s going to be asked about his infamous fallout with his former artist and business partner, JAY-Z.
Dash recently sat down with Big Boy TV and he didn’t hold his tongue about his disappointment in Hov. “Personally, the way he did me was dirty,” he said. “The way he did [third business partner] Biggs was dirty. The way he did Roc-A-Fella was dirty.”
The 48-year-old alleged that Jay wanted to run Roc-A-Fella records excluding the other co-founders, Biggs Burke and himself. L.A. Reid was the President of Def Jam at the time and Hov tried to negotiate a “dirty” deal as the Harlem native referenced it. “We was like ‘damn!’ [it was] out of left [field]. And when I had the conversation, he was like, ‘Yo, I want to look like a boss. I can’t look like a boss around you.’ I thought that was dirty.”
Dame Dash also brought up the time Jay devalued the Rocawear clothing line by publicly distancing himself from it, only to later sign a deal without Dash’s involvement. “It was dirty business, and that’s how I feel. Anytime you ask me. I’m not salty for life, but with him, yeah, I’m salty. It was wack, and look, there’s no more Roc-A-Fella. It’s just him! Where is Roc-A-Fella? It’s him, it’s Kanye and who else? Everyone works for them.”