Dame Dash gave a lengthy interview to The Combat Jack Show, where he talked about his former Roc-A-Fella Records partner, Jay- Z and their highly-publicized split in 2004. According to Dame, the two don’t really speak anymore. He can’t recall the last time they had a conversation but says there is no feuding between them.
“I don’t remember,” Dame said. “It’s crazy, it is. It’s corny. I always felt that way, you know? He was my son’s godfather. My son’s not thinking about that sh-t, he’s got a father. [laughs] He’s not thinking about it at all. He sent me some tickets the other day, I needed some. I don’t think it’s an issue with him. I just think we took different paths. Period. I’m proud of everything he’s done. I’m proud of everything I’ve done since then and I feel like I’ve done a lot and I feel like whatever his dreams are, he’s made his dreams come true. ”
“But my dreams aren’t the same as his. … I’m not really trying to be in hip-hop at 42 and 43 and looking like the old man in the club. I never wanted to do that. I always wanted to do fashion, I always wanted to make movies. I enjoy business.”
“Things never really got f—ed up; it just got over. Me and Jay wasn’t never arguing. Me and Jay never was beefin’, it was just over, and Roc-A-Fella didn’t exist anymore,” Dash explained. “I thought the way Jay carried things was a betrayal to the company,” he shared. “I just felt like Roc-A-Fella should still exist, like Cash Money still exists, like Bad Boy still exists, like every other label still exists.”
Dash also touched another, much more painful loss in his life which was the 2001 death of his then-girlfriend, R&B singer Aaliyah.
“At one time my worst fear was losing my mom and when I lost her it was confronting my fear. Being that it was at such a young age I never had fear of anything. I was 15. I felt the worse pain I thought I could feel…until Aaliyah died.”
“Her mind was where my mind was. She understood me and she got my jokes. She thought my jokes were funny,” he said of the fallen singer. “She was funny, she was real funny. She was dope.”