Classic: Jay-z & Dame Dash Roc The Apollo
Dame Dash - Rocafella Gossip on Kanye & Jay-Z
In a recent interview with Complex Magazine set to hit stands manana, Dame Dash spoke on Kanye West's infamous induction into the Rocafella family in front of his Chicago home crowd during a 2003 concert which was made famous after it's footage made it's way to Kanye's breakthrough "Through The Wire" video (see below). In the interview, Dame states that Jay-Z did not want to give Kanye the "Roc Chain" during the induction ceremony. -
"This nigga [Kanye] was like, ‘Wow. [Jay-Z] ain’t going to give me the chain?’” “I had to take off my chain and give it to him, and I was heated. I had the real canary diamonds. That shit cost $40,000! I told Kanye, ‘Yo, you got to give that back when we get off this stage!’”
Dame goes on to claim that after the incident, “Kanye hated Jay-Z."
Reps for Kanye say the story is “ridiculous and totally false.” However the notion may not be too far fetched being that Kanye West himself has said Jay-Z never thought he fit in with the Rocafella mold before his success and Dame Dash was his only supporter though not as supportive as he would have wanted. None the less, Dame's timing is questionable considering that one should never air out potentially damaging information on individuals who are friends and business partners as Jay & Ye are now, leaving us to wonder what was the motive since it was five years ago. Some may say Dash is bitter since his split with Jay-Z resulted with Kanye deciding to go with Jay who never seen his vision rather with Dame who was his only supporter and signed him to Rocafella. Ironically, all this comes a day after The Daily News reported Dame's money woes with the headline captioned as "Damon Dash: From Record & Fashion Big Shot To Has-Been Mogul" [read].
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