(AllHipHop News) Plenty of rap fans were shocked when news broke that 50 Cent claimed in court he was only worth $4.4 million. For years the perception was the G-Unit boss had a net-worth north of $100 million, but 50 even claimed he regularly returns the cars and jewelry he sports in his videos and online back to the store once he has used them.
Boyce Watkins questioned another well-known Hip Hop mogul that has had financial troubles in the past. Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Dame Dash offered his opinions on the situation.
“If it would have been me that went bankrupt they would have had my head,” Dame jokes.
He later adds, “50’s playing at a professional level. Maybe he might not have had an understanding of what it was before, but I know he has an understanding of what it is now… It looks like 50’s a real businessman.”
According to Dame, bankruptcy is part of business. He also admitted his days with the Roc were filled with acting as if the crew had more wealth than they actually did.
“At Roc-A-Fella that was our marketing – a lot of flash, not as much cash,” explains Dame. “We would always pretend that we had more than we had, so we would always make something look bigger.”
Watch Dame Dash’s interview below.