(AllHipHop News) Hip Hop representatives like Killer Mike, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Freddie Gibbs, and Vic Mensa have shown support for Jay-Z's new partnership with the NFL. On the flip-side, other individuals such as Nessa Diab, Jemele Hill, Shaun King, Eric Reid, and Kenny Stills took issue with Hov working with the football league while Colin Kaepernick is still not on a team.
Jay's former Roc-A-Fella Records business partner, Damon "Dame" Dash, has now spoken his mind about the matter as well. The 48-year-old entrepreneur took it beyond just criticism over the NFL deal, Dash fired personal shots at his ex-friend while speaking to the No Jumper podcast. The two New Yorkers had an infamous falling out in the early 2000s.
"Everybody knows Jay ain't sh*t. Everyone knows that... Listen, if you ask anyone in the industry, it's common knowledge that Jay ain't sh*t," said Dash when asked about the rumor that Hov talked Jermaine Dupri out of working with the NFL for a Super Bowl LIII showcase. Dame added, "[Jay-Z's] about the bag. We all know that. He's self-preserving. Period. It's just that the people he does it to don't have Beyoncé next to them. They don't have that kind of power, but this dude here, everyone's looking."
Dame went on to claim that Jay used to purposely tell him not to date a certain woman then turn around and get involved with the same woman. The past Rocawear executive then compared the Roc Nation boss to the current uber-polarizing President of the United States.
"You know what you're dealing with when you're dealing with Jay. Jermaine Dupri... for me to talk, it's hard because I can't completely be objective, but it's the news of today. But, I just think if you look under the hood, all the answers will reveal themselves," stated Dash. "There's always been a pattern with that dude. Y'all know what it is. It's just everyone always forgives him. He's like Trump in that way. He can do anything, say anything and everyone, I guess, just goes with the populace sometimes."
Jermaine Dupri has publicly pushed back on the narrative that Jay-Z talked him out of doing a deal with the NFL. JD said, "I’m speaking and letting the people know, he and I never had a conversation where he told me ‘don’t do what you’re doing.'"