Dame Dash Reacts To Speculation That He's Broke, Says "Don't Worry About My Pockets"

posted Thursday June 12 ,2014 at 08:15PM CDT | 23 comments

Dame Dash Reacts To Speculation That He's Broke, Says

"I might have companies, I might have buildings, I might have art," Dame Dash said. "But money? No, I'm not holding that."

Addressing public speculation about his financial standing, Dame Dash explained why he thinks it’s a topic people shouldn’t care about in an interview posted to WorldStarHipHop. Before detailing his motivation to constantly reinvest, the entrepreneur said “it’s incomprehensible for me to hear another dude talk about another dude’s pockets.”

“First of all, how could I be broke and I got all these companies?,” he said. “Second of all, why the fuck are people talking about another man’s pocket. That means that’s a general problem in the Black community. Too worried about other niggas’ pockets. That’s what that means. If that’s all niggas is talking about is pockets, then that’s the death of Black people. Worried about another man’s pockets ‘cause you just demasticulated a man. You not a man no more when you talk about another nigga pockets...Worrying about another man’s pocket is not reflective of a real man’s perspective. Real men do not give a fuck about how much another man got. It’s incomprehensible for me to hear another dude talk about another’s dude’s pockets and have that matter and argue about that.

“I don’t even know how many times I gotta say that,” he went on. “I don’t care how much money I got, don’t worry about my pockets. And another thing, just so everybody know, I’m never gonna hold a dollar. I’m always broke. I’m always gonna put it in the street. I’m always gonna buy shit. I might have companies, I might have buildings, I might have art. But money? No, I’m not holding that. Are they worried about am I liquid or are they worried about what I’m worth?”

Talking about his approach to always “[buying] more work,” Dash went on to claim his involvement with Rachel Roy's fashion brand in defense.

“As soon as I get it I put it out. I never hold liquid,” he said. “Never in my life. I don’t hold money. I buy shit. I buy more work. That’s what I’m saying. Whoever would say that, that tells you right there...What’s the explanation [of] how can I be broke if I own Rachel Roy?” he asked. “What’s the explanation for that?”

Dame Dash served as an initial investor in former wife Rachel Roy's fashion brand and continued on with the company following their divorce in 2009. 

Asked if his relatively low-profile involvement with some of his businesses leads people to wonder about his finances, Dash asked, “Why, ‘cause I’m Black?”

“Everybody Black that own a company gotta be out in front of the camera for that company,” he said. “It’s ridiculous. You know why? Because they think Black people only have the ability to sell their celebrity, they don’t think they can sell their skill. A Black person can be rich without the celebrity? Yeah, I can do things from behind the scenes. They can’t even comprehend that. That’s what it be.”

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  • CAL Boss
    Dame broke the end
  • Anonymous
    This is the funniest shit I have EVER read on the web.. LMAO!!!!!
  • TrueUp
    I am not a fan of the dude, but he is right! I will never understand dudes with that money shit! Broke or not, who cares? Dame ain't broke if have even one dollar in his pocket! Dudes be tripping on that money shit because their girls ain't loyal! The girls put a lot of pressure on these weak dudes without the fat pockets! Money don't buy love weak ni$$as!!! By the way, we do not have money like Dame so cut the bullshit. Dude living nicely with stacks! Probably not as much as you expect it but dude have made it! Crazy a$$ weak dudes get out another man's pocket and let the man eat on his new adventures.
  • D From Q.U.
    Dame spoke nothing but the truth and people wonder why they don't have shit. Too busy on the next man dick
  • Anonymous
    he rich people broke you know 2012 benz 09 Bentley shit like that he not broke like us
    • jimji
      he don't have jayz money hes not broke at all
  • HE SPEAKS TRUTH
    Second of all, why the fuck are people talking about another mans pocket. That means thats a general problem in the Black community. Too worried about other niggas pockets. Thats what that means. If thats all niggas is talking about is pockets, then thats the death of Black people. Worried about another mans pockets cause you just demasticulated a man. You not a man no more when you talk about another nigga pockets...Worrying about another mans pocket is not reflective of a real mans perspective. Real men do not give a fuck about how much another man got. Its incomprehensible for me to hear another dude talk about anothers dudes pockets and have that matter and argue about that
  • Mack
    what the hell is "demasticulated" ?
    • fuck mack
      that means he's Bi
  • Anonymous
    don't think hes broke don't have jayz money hes not broke
  • Young
    Dame's making up words game is on point. Demasticulated
  • insanemacbeth
    DAMON gotZ p's. watch your p's, innit?
  • Ddot
    Dame u cool, but stfu already nikka, ain't nobody buying any product u put out real shit. Dipset clothing line is 10 years too late and every artist on creative control is fuking wack. What u need to do is get back with all of the old bum nikkas from the roc that aren't doing shit like beans and bleek, put out a compilation album and tour that shit.
  • j
    2 things. He is right. Black people NEED to stop worrying about other people's stuff. people worried about his pockets and people are worried about Blue Ivy's hair. Worry about people in your community. Second, where does hiphopdx.com get their photographers from? they take the WORST photos. either that, or there is a terrible file photo posted. I remember a Rick Ross photo was posted for an article of him, and he was pouring coffee in the photo. Really? isnt bad enough that you guys have typos?
  • Anonymous
    50 Cent fans definitely need to hear this.
    • Anonymous
      Any industry rapper's fanbase needs to hear this. #100
  • Anonymous
    There's all types of dudes bloging talking reckless about dude because he not the face of some big giant corporation. Everybody in business takes an L, the real loss is when you see a man not being able to do what he really wants to do, unlike Jay Z seems like an entrepreeur in the truest sense. Why do people think he gotta be on the right side of jigga to be considered a success. These two men have taken two different paths and you should respect both f them for their accomplishments because the early year were most pivotal to jay's career.
  • Anonymous
    How but Jay Z saying in his raps YOUR MONEY TOO SHORT YOU CANT BE TALKING TO ME. so i guess jay is not a man
    • Anonymous
      So lyrics are the same as literally going up to people and asking about their finances? Come on stop reaching
  • Basic Deal
    Dame is bullshit these days. When U had $$ U splashed it in Americas face daily, spilled it in champagne over chics,and we didn't ask about your pockets- you were happy to scream to folks U were a cakeaholic. Now= its Black thing. Fuck U Dash. Big Pimpin is now big bitchn.
    • Anonymous
      It's called growing up..that was almost 20 years ago.
  • Anonymous
    Dame been catching all kind of heat! Go and checkout thegrandreport(dot)com, they have some good hip hop and viral videos on there!
  • Anonymous
    THAREAL