Dame Dash, once Jay Z's business partner in their Roc-a-fella brand, recently discussed his former partner's success. According to Complex, Dame Dash speaks about Jay Z in an upcoming issue of Details Magazine. Complex includes the following excerpt as one taken from the publication.
"'I'm not counting that man's money,' he says. 'No one's taken anything from me. 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 pussy. You understand what I'm saying? I don't feel entitled to nothing he's got.'"
Dash, who is working with Jim Jones on their Vampire Life brand, among other endeavors, also speaks about those surrounding Jay Z in the magazine.
"Dash says he was never cut out for that world—he wants to be a Richard Branson-type entrepreneur-cum-magnate, creating companies and then getting other people to run them. He also heaps scorn on the Def Jam team that would later become Jay Z's inner circle. 'Those people are corny. You think I'm rolling to a club with Lyor Cohen or John Meneilly?' he says, referring to the former head of Island Def Jam and Jay's manager. '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.'"
In July, Jay Z said "the love is still there" for Dame Dash during an interview. Dame Dash and Jay Z were photographed together for the first time in many years in August. In December, Dash said he saw Jay Z perform for the first time "in years."
In April, Dash spoke about his falling out with Jay Z in an interview with MTV.
"Things never really got fucked up," Dash said. "It just got over. Me and Jay wasn't never arguing. Me and Jay never was beefin'. It was just over, and Roc-A-Fella didn't exist anymore."