Jay-Z is getting called out in a big way by Damon Dash after Jay filed a lawsuit against a photographer. Dash is calling Jay-Z a liar and a bully for his actions.
The lawsuit alleges that he’s trying to steam and sell the rights to the Reasonable Doubt album. Dash, who is a co-founder of Roc-A-Fella records hit back at the famous rapper after he was sued under the pretense that he was trying to sell the Reasonable Doubt album in the NFT marketplace without permission.
Dash says he owns a third of Roc-A-Fella and he has every right to sell his share of the project. He straight-up told Page Six that:
“He lying. That’s a whole lie. Jay owns one-third of ‘Reasonable Doubt.’
“They just said that I tried to sell an NFT of ‘Reasonable Doubt’ and … it’s not true. I’m not running around to different places trying to auction off ‘Reasonable Doubt.’ I’ve been working with one platform and that’s SuperFarm.”
“And the thing is I own a third of Roc-A-Fella Records and I can sell my third if I feel like it.”
Jay allegedly filed a lawsuit on Friday after offering to buy Dash out of his shares of Roc-A-Fella for $1.5 million. That was an offer Dash declined.
The lawsuit states that: “Dash is frantically scouting for another venue to make the sale. … The sale of this irreplaceable asset must be stopped before it is too late, and Dash must be held accountable for his theft.”
Dash retorted to those claims by saying, “Jay himself tried to buy my third and it was a crackhead deal. He offered me like I was Pookie or something from New Jack City.”
In case you didn’t know, Pookie was Chris Rock’s character from the 1991 movie “New Jack City.” Pookie tried to become a police informant in the flick.
Dash continued to spill the tea on his dealings with Jay-Z as he said, “That’s what corporate always does to the independent guy. It’s a case of corporate versus independent and how they try to bully me — but they are trying to bully the wrong one.”
There seems to be a disagreement about who is allowed to make money in this situation. Jay-Z likes to have as much control as possible, which is evident. He likely wouldn’t be filing a lawsuit against a Roc-A-Fella cofounder if that wasn’t the case.
What’s your take on this situation? Is Jay-Z a bit power hungry? Sound off in the comments!