While speaking about his standing with Hov, Dash revealed that he is willing to have a conversation with JAY-Z to resolve their disagreement.
Dame Dash opened up about his relationship with fellow Roc-A-Fella co-founder Jay-Z
Dame Dash on Jay-Z: “We Can Always Talk It Out”
During a newly interview, The Harlem legend who created Roc-A-Fella with Jay-Z and Kareem “Biggs” Burke in 1994, Dash says he's willing to have a conversation with Roc Nation founder to resolve their disagreement.
Dame Dash recently launched his own podcast called, The CEO Show podcast with host Datwon Thomas, which premiered on America Nu Network's YouTube channel on Saturday (Oct. 14), Dame opened up about his estranged relationship with fellow Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Jay-Z.
“When I look at what happened between me and Jay it's like I blame Jay for letting it happen but all the people that really made it happen are the ones that are...benefiting from him the most now,” Dame Dash said at the 13:57-mark in the video below. “I was stopping them from getting money.”
“My friendship comes before the business,” Dame continued. “Either way unless he [Jay-Z] was down with it then it wouldn't [have] happened.”
Where I'm at now is that if Roc-A-Fella and the ones that weren't billionaires want to get money on the right terms I'm down," he said. “I'm telling you publicly I will [have the conversation]. And I've never not said that. But Jay's never had that accountability to have that real conversation with me.”
“I always said as a man that we could always talk it up,” Dame Dash continued. “Men should always be able to talk things up, but I'm really happy with my life right now.”
“I know the world would love to see it and I'm down for it," he added. "If we could create something that inspires me, period. I don't want to be f—king running on the stage dancing around I'm too chubby for that right now,” Dame concluded.
Despite their disagreement, the hip-hop mogul insists he has no beef with Hov. He added that he can call on Hov anytime for a favor and it's no problem.
“We're not on a non-speaking thing,” he explained. “Our relationship as far as like if I asked for something that he might have like a a plug with for like shows and shit like that I'd be like all right yeah.”
“[But] we really have to have a conversation,” Dame added.
Dame’s comments arrive two years after he was sued by Roc-A-Fella for attempting to auction Jay’s Reasonable Doubt album as an NFT. Back in June, the parties reached a settlement, which prohibited Dash from selling Jay-Z’s 1996 debut in that form.
Under the agreement, Dash can sell his one-third ownership stake in Roc-A-Fella but is not allowed “in any way dispose of any property interest in Reasonable Doubt.”
The lawsuit was settled in summer 2022, when the parties agreed Damon Dash could sell his stake in the label, but could not “dispose of any property interest in Reasonable Doubt.”
“Nothing in this Judgment shall prevent any shareholder or member of RAF, Inc. from selling, assigning, pledging, encumbering, contracting with regard to, or in any way disposing of their one-third (1/3rd) ownership interest in RAF, Inc.,” the agreement read.