(AllHipHop News) One of the most famous images of Hip Hop mogul Dame Dash during his run with Roc-A-Fella Records was from Jay Z’s “Big Pimpin'” video. On the clip, Dash could be seen pouring bottles of champagne on various models.
Fourteen years later Dash is now remorseful for those actions. Speaking with Hip Hop Motivation, the 43-year-old music industry veteran offers his apologies to the women he showered with champagne back in 2000.
“There’s things that I see that I did on videos when I was younger that I be like, ‘Damn, I was bugging.’ Champagne Dame, that dude, he was bugging. I don’t even know that guy. If my son even did that I would be appalled,” said Dash. “I’m sorry to all the girls that I poured champagne… I’m not gonna say… because it was Champagne Dame, but I’m not gonna say that excuses it, but I do apologize. I really do. I wouldn’t do that now.”
Dash also discusses sections of the Roc-A-Fella business model that he believes ended up being more destruction than construction.
“The message that we put into the world when we were younger – besides the independence -wasn’t really the most positive, because it was about getting money by any means necessary. But my views have changed since then,” explains Dash. “It’s not the most positive thing to make a man feel bad because he can’t make as much money as you. And that was our business model – embarrassing dudes and making them feel bad cause we had more money than them.”
According Dame, it was that business model that helped open the door for others to be cutthroat and dishonorable in order to make it to the top in the industry. He also adds that he understands why certain people did not like him at the time, because he was “rubbing it in their face.”
Watch Dame Dash’s interview below.