Damon Dash is giving his take on the elevator incident involving Beyonce’s little sister Solange and his former business partner Jay Z at the Met Ball afterparty. Find out what Dame had to say about CARTERGATE inside…
Everyone’s tongue was wagging when video leaked of Solange going “third ward” on Jay Z in an elevator at the 2014 Met Ball afterparty. Rumors sparked that Solo was acting out after an altercation with fashion designer Rachel Roy.
Jay Z’s former business partner Damon Dash wasted NO time to reveal he was Team Solange, with an Instagram post of the “Losing You” singer with the caption, “I am actually impressed with her independent spirit… She seems like a fighter #festivallife”
Chilling out in a kitchen in Malibu, Dame (looking a little rugged) went into detail about CARTERGATE in an interview with Hip Hop Motivation. Dame said he thought the whole elevator incident was funny and that Jay should actually be laughing about the altercation. He also referred to his ex-wife Rachel Roy as his WIFE and that if Jay was actually trying to holla at her, then “that’s kinda f*cked up.”
Here are the highlights:
On why he thought it was funny:
“I thought it was funny cause Jay is the kinda guy you don’t see him move like that that much. And when he does move, if it’s not that cool looking, then it’s going to be kicks. Also I feel like nobody teases Jay but me for some reason. It’s just the first time I’ve seen people freely expressing themselves. What I’m really happy about is when they were bombing on me about saying I was broke and all that that there wasn’t any Instagram cause I’m sure people would have had mad funny jokes. But I would have been getting back at n*ggas. I like to snap.”
On if he should be mad about the situation:
“I don’t think he should mad about it. I think he should be laughing. That sh*t was funny. Everybody fights. Girls done spit on me before but I be a little more ‘You better chill out.’ The shit is funny.’ Jay has to worry about perception because corporately people pay him. He really has to play that game. I thought what was ironic about it was people got to see how he played sh*t off. And how something crazy can happen and four seconds later when it’s cameras on they act like nothing is going on. I thought that was interesting to see that and how good he is at it. If people don’t like what he’s doing, he won’t get that corporate check.”
On if he thinks Jay is embarrassed about CARTERGATE:
“ I think if he cares then he’s probably embarrassed. If he doesn’t care then he should be enjoying it. Me, I wouldn’t care. I know how it feels to be bombed on. That n*gga bombed on me for five years straight, I just laughed at it. You saw how I handled it. Being that I went through it, I can be like that…I can say what I’m saying.
And Jay likes to play. He snaps.”
On if Jay was trying to holla at Rachel Roy:
“If he was tryna holla at my wife though, that’s kinda f*cked up. [laughs] But I don’t think he was doing that. That would be bad. That would be dark. That means he really has some resentment but I would hope that that wouldn’t be the case.”
Not sure why Dame is referring to Rachel Roy as his wife being that she filed for divorce from him back in 2009 after 4 years of marriage. But if you follow him on IG, you’ll notice he stays posting pics of her and pics of when he’s over her house in L.A. Mmmhmm….
Check Dame’s full interview below:
Dame also talked about dysfunction in the black community and his beef with Steve Stoute:
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