Dame Dash: I Helped Jay Z Have A Career But I'm Not Entitled To His Money
I heard m*therfuckers saying they made Hov/Made Hov say, "Ok so, make another Hov"-Jay Z on "Lost Ones"
(AllHipHop News) Bromance? Frenemies? The nature of Jay Z and Dame Dash's relationship post- Roc-A-Fella breakup is still murky and Dame may have gave it more vagaries.
In a recent interview for the upcoming February issue of Details Magazine, Dash spoke on his new ventures but most importantly his relationship with former business partner, Jay Z. In the interview, obtained by Complex, Dash asserts "I'm not counting that man's money" before explaining his influence on Jay Z's reported $470 million fortune:
It's like saying, "I used to mess with a girl, and before I used to mess with her, she was mediocre. But because she started messing with me, I taught her things. I dressed her, and then I taught her how to have a career." Does that mean after we break up I'm still supposed to be able to get some ass?' He laughs at his crass analogy. 'Like, I don't feel entitled to that p*ssy. You understand what I'm saying? I don't feel entitled to nothing he's got.
Dash, never one to mince words went on to criticize the people Jay Z has been associated with in recent years. According to Dash, people like former Island Def Jam Lyor Cohen and Jay Z's manager John Meneilly are only around Jay Z for monetary gain:
'No disrespect to Jay—but every single person I see hanging around him is making money off him. They all conform so they can eat off him.'
This is not the first time Dash has hinted at being behind Jay Z's business acumen during the Roc-A-Fella days to Details magazine. In 2005, a year after the infamous Roc-A-Fella split, Dash stated Jay was an "intelligent individual" whom needed to "show he can be the one to do the business part as opposed to the creative part."