Hip-hop mogul Dame Dash has recently shared candid insights into JAY-Z’s alleged bitterness over him dating Aaliyah back in the day. The Roc-A-Fella co-founder joined the “That’s F**ed Up Podcast” earlier this week, where he reflected on his meeting with Aaliyah and how they ended up dating while Jay was also interested.
“I just threw my A-game, and I guess Jay was trying to get at her as well, and I didn’t know,” he explained. “Then it got brought up, and I was like, ‘F**k both of y’all.’ It never worked out for them, and we were both trying to get at her. I eased up, and then we ran into each other.”
Dash revealed that Aaliyah was a highly sought-after woman, and he and Jay tried to win her over. However, Aaliyah was selective in her relationships and wouldn’t just jump into something with anyone.
“Everybody was getting at Aaliyah, bro. She’ll go to dinner with a n-gga, but she wasn’t just gonna be smashing. So that was like the big deal — who could get with Aaliyah.”
A Fateful Encounter
One of the podcast co-hosts then asked Dash if Jay was “bitter” about him winning Aaliyah’s heart, to which Dame replied, “Obviously. Yeah, he felt a way.”
Dash went on to detail how things came to a head at a July 4 party in 2000, where all three were in attendance. It was at this event that Dash and Aaliyah finally connected romantically.
The Clash of Two Titans
While Dash’s revelation sheds light on the past, it also showcases the complexities of relationships in the entertainment industry. The clash between two successful moguls over a shared interest adds a captivating layer to the story of Aaliyah and her impact on the music world.
“I just threw my A-game, and I guess Jay was trying to get at her as well, and I didn’t know.”
The untold stories of the stars continue to unravel, and their legacies remain intertwined in the annals of hip-hop history. Only time will tell what other surprises lie in store as the world looks back on the golden era of music and the figures who shaped it.