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Dame Dash Sues Lee Daniels For $25 Million

(AllHipHop News) Dame Dash has sued famed Hollywood director Lee Daniels for $25 million, according to reports.

Dash filed the court papers in Manhattan Supreme Court today, alleging that Daniels owes him the money as well as executive producer credits movie and TV projects like “The Butler,” “Precious,” among others.

Daniels has not commented publicly on the matter.

The former Roc-A-Fella honcho was credited on movies Daniels crafted like 2004’s “The Woodsman” and 2005’s “Shadowboxer” with Cuba Gooding Jr. Dash says he was never paid for those efforts.

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  • Judah Nazayar

    esau will make sure dame loses

    • Casor_Greener

      Dame is ESAU

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    DAMN DAME AGAIN!!!! EVERY OTHER WEEK HE’S EITHER LASHING OUT AT SOMEONE OR BITCHING ABOUT SOMEONE OR SOEMTHING THEY DID OR DIDN’T DO……..LASTLY OR MORE IMPORTANTLY WHERE WAS THE LAWSUIT WHEN HE STILL HAD MILLION$ OF DOLLAR$?!?!!?!? BOTH OF THOSE MOVIES ARE AT LEAST 6 + YEARS OLD & NOW YOU WANT TO YELL ABOUT NOT GETTING PAID!!!!

    • Letting the cow fatten up the cow before chopping it’s head off!

      • KingsCountyCrooklyn

        he mentioned some of this stuff about the how the loan went sour and how dude didn’t pay him back in a interview.

  • Markus

    Those previous movies were made almost a decade ago and now he’s bringing a lawsuit against Daniels? Doesn’t sound right.

    • Immortal

      Isn’t this almost the same as when folks who’ve had their songs solen (Robyn Thicke and the Gay family) wait until something has peaked and then hit them with a lawsuit? Let it make the money, then sue to get your share, and what this article doesn’t say is whether he’s reached out to dude over the years to resolve this amicability. But in the end, you could be right.

      • Markus

        I see your point though.

      • Myleage

        my thing is, if he dint get paid for the 2004 and 2005 movies, why work with him again for “The Butler” and “Precious?” and what exactly did he do for those movies to earn him 25 mill?

      • Immortal

        Maybe it’s some folks can see the “vision” of the project or the historical value in it? Both of those movies are going to be remembered, so why not I guess? I would’ve knowing what I know now about both of em. What he did to get the 25m? Good question. Maybe it’s the royalty amount with interest per an agreement made? I really don’t know.

      • 5% Hov

        LOL nothing. Dame suit is bull.
        He wants that settlement money. $750,000 outta court.

  • kane pacino

    dame your stash must be getting low!

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      if dude owe him that money he just need to pay up regardless of his financial situation. that’s money he can use to help other projects get started and off the ground.

    • justmathoughts

      or hes trying to keep his money high

      • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

        More like a quick CA$H GRAB! If Lee Daniels’ council told him we’ll settle for $5 Million right now, he’d take it. I respect all Damon achieved but that cat’s ca$h flow is on fumes….Don’t believe me Google the story he did in Details magazine earlier this year, shit was really sad.

      • justmathoughts

        i hear you, i just find it hard to believe that someone who has made hundreds of millions of dollars doesnt have unknown stashes all over the place

      • Da Ledgendary

        Well according to Dame he is always broke because he doesn’t hold money, he’s always putting it back into his businesses. He sure not living like he’s broke, though, lol!

  • DaHomey6Deuce

    SOME PEOPLE HERE THINK THAT IF YOU FILE A SUIT TODAY IT’S UP TOMORROW. THESE THINGS TAKE YEARS BEFORE THEY FINALLY COME UP FOR A LEGAL DECISION

    • What makes you think anyone commenting on here thinks that?

      • Jake Zero

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Basically.

      • DaHomey6Deuce

        maybe this?

        “Those previous movies were made almost a decade ago and now he’s bringing a lawsuit against Daniels? Doesn’t sound right.”

        or this

        DAMN DAME AGAIN!!!! EVERY OTHER WEEK HE’S EITHER LASHING OUT AT SOMEONE
        OR BITCHING ABOUT SOMEONE OR SOEMTHING THEY DID OR DIDN’T
        DO……..LASTLY OR MORE IMPORTANTLY WHERE WAS THE LAWSUIT WHEN HE STILL
        HAD MILLION$ OF DOLLAR$?!?!!?!? BOTH OF THOSE MOVIES ARE AT LEAST 6 +
        YEARS OLD & NOW YOU WANT TO YELL ABOUT NOT GETTING PAID!!!!

      • Celz

        I don’t see how you can draw that conclusion from those comments…

  • he spoke on it a few months ago…he said he flat out lent him the money cause he believed in him, and LB just started ducking him pretty much…Dame a good dude, ppl tend to forget how hard he goes for the ppl he believe in.

    • Celz

      That’s his problem he goes too hard.. Making Cam the VP of Rocafella while Jay was on vacation was diresepectful and he wonders why no one wants to do business with him. You own the hottest label in the game and its funny to cuss all the execs out but once the label breaks up you are black balled. Dame should be makin Dr. Dre moves..

      • even Cam said that it was just a tittle and not a big deal, that meant that he was the VP over everything that concerns Dipset artist, Beans pretty much had the same situation with State Property, but you know to the public it would look crazy like Dame is saying Cam is Jay Boss or somethin… Jay had already been separating himself from the team prior to that announcement though…and Personally i get the cursing out execs because i understood even back then what it was about, Jay Z was a Roc-A-Fella Artist and the Roc would do shit that Def Jam didn’t want to Support but then try to Swoop in and Get Some of the Credit as If It was Idea to Begin With. He showed us that on the Backstage movie with the Jackets incident.and remember you don’t go in with the mindset of the label was going to break up because truthfully they had no reason to break up, the roc only crumbled because Jay left.

      • Celz

        Come on he wasn’t the Vice President at Dipset lol even if it was mainly a title that was foul.

      • 5% Hov

        After Vol.2 Def Jam 100% backed Rocafella -they opened all the budgets.

        Dame abused the relationships – and once Hov made clear he was retiring it was obvious Def Jam would seek to buy Rocafella…

        And because they wanted Hov to work for them – it was smart of Hov to ask for it, along with his masters back, to become CEO of Def Jam.

        Dash got Chessed pieced out the game.

      • Da Ledgendary

        how can you be blackballed if you work for yourself?

      • Celz

        Hard to make business deals when no one will deal with you.. It happens all the time the founder of American Apparel was kicked out of his own business recently..

      • 5% Hov

        Every business needs partners

      • TheEsquireof212

        You Jay stans on payroll or something? I could swear he pays you fuckboys to go hard for him in every comment section — even on shit that ain’t got nothing to do with Jay.

      • 5% Hov

        Stealing budget money to fund Rachel Roy, shoot videos they never used – signing too many artists at one time…. funneling drug money for Biggs…. Dame knew what he was doing… HOV wanted out.

    • 5% Hov

      “He lent”…

      Dame has a way with words.I saw the Vlad TV interview. He INVESTED the money…. Lost money…. As favour – got Production Credits on 2 further movies…. HE GOT PAID but thinks he should of got more – as he didnt get international rights….

      The Doesn’t Owe he nothing – he got 2 movies for $2 million…. odds are he made that back and SOME>

      Regardles … he never loaned a nigga nothing in life… Dame wants interest.
      Dame wants to fed his niggas.

  • IROC

    This money he will never see he will be tied up in court a long time

  • I hope Dame get’s his money back, then some.

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    IT’S KIND OF IRONIC THEY USED THAT PICTURE OF HIM…I REMEMBER THE SHOW HE WAS ON BRAGGING HOW THAT YELLOW DIAMOND EARRING WAS A LORRAINE SCHWARTZ & WAS WORTH $1 MILLION DOLLAR$…..HOW MANY YEARS HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU’VE SEEN THAT EARRING IN HIS EAR?

    • 5% Hov

      True Talk. Another bad investment.

  • 5% Hov

    There are snakes everywhere but I fear Dames business model (his personal PR model – not his companies) iss flawed.

    I listen to his interviews and VLad TV rants – and the one thing I notice through all of it is bitterness.

    He needs to display some of this positive energy he speaks of – if Lee Daniels really owes him that bread cool – I heard the nigga explain it ( and it doesn’t sound like he legally owes him anything – he invested money in a film it flopped – end of story)
    Im not convinced. Regardless he should sue if he still feels a way.

    Ranting interviews just makes him look mad ignorant and weak.

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      If you’re a 5% I’m cool with being with the 95% you fu(k boy!

      • 5% Hov

        *85% you mean.

      • Twonpass

        HE dont get that…….

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Oh u jumping in for Ur boy toy

      • Twonpass

        look lil faggot boy, Im not that dude

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        U a hoe

      • 5% Hov

        Blind deaf and d….

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I meant what I stated kid. I already know what your getting at I just like to disrespect you fake Jay E types.

      • 5% Hov

        “blind baby, blind to the fact of who you are maybe”..

        Hov qouting Public Emeny

    • TheEsquireof212

      I don’t hear any bitterness in any of those interviews. Just unfiltered facts being spoken, which you never get from hardly anyone in the industry.

      • 5% Hov

        Ummm… cool. But listen closer – he real salty to me and his numbers and expectations IMO don’t add up.

        Lee doesnt “owe” him anything.

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  • ciscoNoDrink

    Get em dame.

  • water_ur_seeds

    I hope Dame wins, but I cant see it… Did these projects even gross that much??? lol

    • Joseph Thomas

      the butler made a lot of dough…..prob’ly somewhere close to $25 mil…

      • TheEsquireof212

        X10, my G.

    • Celz

      Gross much? Those are A list oscar nominated movies my guy.. Hundreds of millions

  • steven smith

    After you and Jay Z fall out. Gotta control your own investments Mr.Dash.
    buy screen plays and make your own movies.

  • Let me see if I have this right. Dame Dash served as a producer for Lee Daniels’ movies since 2004 and hasn’t been paid for any of them? If that’s the case, then Dash is the worst businessman ever. Who produces on Consignment ?

    • Da Ledgendary

      Alot of people do that with big names. They get their money on the back end once profits come it. No different from a producer not charging up front fees to someone like Jay-Z because he/she know Jay-Z is good money and will get their royalies on the back end.

  • Sgt. H. Jennings

    The Butler did $116 million worldwide. Not sure what role Dame played in the whole production realm but if he did and wasn’t paid for it, he should see something. Hell, who knows with Dame these days. He’s all over the dang internet doing interviews with anyone who has a camera…. We all know why..

    • TheEsquireof212

      It ain’t for the reason YOU think.

      It’s exposing all these fake ass, lying ass niggas in both industries.

      Stop worrying about another nigga’s pockets. That’s that new age FAG shit.

      • Sgt. H. Jennings

        Yea,, he’s exposing them alright. They have all joined together and went into hiding. The last thing anyone wanted was for Dame Dash to expose them. Man, Dame got this exposing game on lock… Cats is shook. What’s next? lol

    • 5% Hov

      lol Dame has no right to that film what so ever – he invested in one movie and got production credits for TWO – they didn’t make any money.

      Unless he had a clause that he would continue to take equity in future projects until repaid… he gets nothing.

      I suspect he just hoping for settlement – maybe they will pay him a little bread for avoiding going to court and having to lawyer money.

      He is publicly attacking another black man and trying to extort money on bad deal he did back in 2004…

  • Slaughtr

    I don’t know where the fck the word bitterness comes from if a niggaz play pyssy and get unhumble on you then what the fck you supposed to do. Most of you niggaz on Jay dick so hard his dick has become a part of your tongue. If it wasn’t for dame and Biggs where really would this glorified MC be. As far as the movies Dame invested in he deserves his cut fckn period end of story and all you niggaz talking about his business sense shut the fck up where your doe joe. This generation of hip hop you niggaz are one flew over the coo coo’s nest know really what the fck is up.

    • EVOLONE

      You have said absolutely nothing, I never heard Dame rap a line in his life, them niggas helped each other and if it was any other way Dame would have already told us and that nigga Dame has not set back and not get paid for some shit that he started in 2004 he just feels he didn’t get paid what he should have gotten paid.

      • Da Ledgendary

        Dame said he was NEVER paid at all for those movies

    • TheEsquireof212

      Word facts Slaughtr.

      Jay stans come out of nowhere talking shit that ain’t got nothing to do with him, as if that negates what Dash (rightfully, if what he says is indeed true) is beefing about.

      You would think Jay was paying these muhfuckas to stan for him.

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  • RichFromBX

    Dame Dash suing for non-payment…that’s the definition of irony right there.

  • Naim

    shadowboxer only did 500k dame not getting shit from that plus the woodsman only did 4 million
    dame just take that as A lost I mean to be honest ill go get that money because that’s my money but for dame he has bigger issues like his restaurant, Clothing with Jim Jones (Vampire Life) music and other stuff!! shit make another movie show folks you don’t need lee anymore

  • Mazibaby22

    Damn dame u was a funny cat i liked ya style homie how did u fall off like that i mean come on why are u dead to hip hop now and even if thats it where the $ cash at B i mean you done seen at least 50 million and u suin niggaz for oprah movies and been seen in public with talentless jim Jones and delusional Cam man oh man

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