Damon Dash Discusses #SurvivingRKelly Film & Aaliyah: ‘That Dude Was a Bad Man’

Published: Saturday 5th Jan 2019 by Rashad

Record exec Damon Dash, the boyfriend of late singer Aaliyah at the time of her death, is weighing in on the controversial Lifetime documentary, ‘Surviving R. Kelly,’ which is comprised of a collection of testimonies from alleged witnesses and victims of sexual assault at the hands of the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer.

In an interview with “The Hip Hop Motivator” of Hip Hop Motivation, published Saturday (Jan. 5), Dash not only shared how disturbed he was by the documentary’s content, but also reflects on conversations he had with the young songstress about her traumatic relationship with Kelly.

 “I watched some of [#SurvivingRKelly] yesterday, as much as I could tolerate and I’m not gon’ lie, as a human, I was tight. I was tight about a couple things…”

Hear what he said inside on this topic and more:

Start at the 10 min mark:


On Aaliyah & R. Kelly’s relationship:

“There was a girl when she was even trying to talk about it and she couldn’t, and I remember Aaliyah trying to talk about it and she couldn’t,” Dash said. “She would just leave it at ‘That dude was a bad man.’ I didn’t really want to know what he did, to the extent that I would, you know, deal with it. Because that’s what a man does. But it was so much hurt for her to revisit it. I wouldn’t want to revisit it without a professional. Whatever got done was terrible.”

On How Jay Z’s decision to work with Kelly impacted Dash:

“I never wanted no parts of that.” “I knew morally we weren’t the same. The moral fabric was compromised.”


As explained in the video above, Dash suggests the dissolution of his highly publicized professional relationship with Jay Z was due in part to the latter’s decision to work on the 2002 ‘Best of Both Worlds’ album with R. Kelly.  Dash asserts the act not only caused him to have his name removed from the album credits (despite having contributed work), but also led to the demise of Roc-A-Fella Records.

Fans familiar with the time period are calling Dash out on the assertion, however, as he is prominently featured in Jay & Kellz’ ‘Fiesta’ music video.  And, while ‘Fiesta’s 2000-release preceded the release of ‘Best of Both Worlds’ by over a year, it did not predate Dame’s relationship with Aaliyah.

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  1. Meteorite January 5, 2019

    all the flood gates are opening

      • Samantha Mumba January 5, 2019

        Slow cooker beef stew

        PREP 20 mins
        COOK 4 hrs
        DIFFICULTY Easy
        SERVES/MAKES Serves 4


        1 onion, chopped
        2 celery sticks, finely chopped
        2 tbsp rapeseed oil
        3 carrots, halved and cut into chunks
        2 bay leaves
        ½ pack thyme
        2 tbsp tomato purée
        2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
        2 beef stock cubesor stock pots
        900g beeffor braising such as skirt, buy a whole piece and cut it yourself for bigger chunks or buy ready-diced
        2 tsp cornflour(optional)
        ½ small bunch parsley, chopped
        buttery mash, to serve (optional)

        Fry the onion and celery in 1 tbsp oil over a low heat until they start to soften – about 5 mins. Add the carrots, bay and thyme, fry for 2 mins, stir in the purée and Worcestershire sauce, add 600ml boiling water, stir and tip everything into a slow cooker. Crumble over the stock cubes or add the stock pots and stir, then season with pepper (don’t add salt as the stock may be salty).
        Clean out the frying pan and fry the beef in the remaining oil in batches until it is well browned, then tip each batch into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hrs, or on high for 4 hrs.
        If you want to thicken the gravy, mix the corn our with a splash of cold water to make a paste, then stir in 2 tbsp of the liquid from the slow cooker. Tip back into the slow cooker, stir and cook for a further 30 mins on high. Stir in the parsley and season again to taste. Serve with mash, if you like. Leave to cool before freezing.

      • Jasmine January 5, 2019

        Saman that aka David aka ‘JasMAN da GAY TrashMAN’…. I know you desperately want to be my servant and cook me meals but I CONSISTENTLY tell you I AM NOT INTERESTED! You also need to cite whatever cite you are STEALING from instead of plagiarizing recipes nobody wants or needs. Just ignore my comments if you don’t like what I have to say. Nobody will POLICD whatever I have to say so Get a LIFE troll!

      • Jasmine January 5, 2019

        Samantha aka David aka ‘JasMAN da GAY TrashMAN’…. Dude I know you desperately want to be my SERVANT and cook me meals but I CONSISTENTLY tell you ‘I AM NOT INTERESTED’! You also need to cite whatever website you are STEALING recipes from instead of plagiarizing recipes nobody wants or needs. Just ignore my comments if you don’t like what I have to say.

        Nobody will POLICE whatever I have to say so Get a LIFE troll! I say what I say and aint sh|t you can do about it.

      • Maxx January 8, 2019

        Really that’s all that matters? So just because you get a NOT GUILTY verdict it doesn’t matter if you actually committed the offense? It matters. #MUTERKELLY!!!

    • Samantha Mumba January 5, 2019

      Sardine pasta with crunchy parsley crumbs

      PREP: 10 MINS
      COOK: 25 MINS
      SERVES 4

      1 tbsp olive oil
      50g dried breadcrumbs
      3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
      1 rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped
      2 x 120g cans sardines, drained
      500g passata
      50g sliced black olives, drained
      350g linguine or fusilli small pack parsley, leaves chopped
      25g parmesan, finely grated


      Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, until they start to turn golden. Add another 1 tsp oil and the garlic. Cook, stirring, for a moment, then tip onto a plate and set aside to cool.
      Put a large pan of salted water on to boil. Return the frying pan to a medium heat. Add the remaining 1 tsp olive oil with the rosemary and the sardines. Cook for 2-3 mins, gently breaking up the sardines with a wooden spoon. Pour in the passata, add the olives and leave to simmer gently for about 10 mins.
      Meanwhile, add the pasta to the boiling water and cook following pack instructions. Stir the parsley and half the Parmesan into the breadcrumbs. Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water. Add a splash of the water to the tomato sauce until it is thin enough to coat the pasta, then stir in the remaining Parmesan. Toss the pasta in the sauce and serve in bowls, each topped with a handful of the crunchy breadcrumbs.

      • Jasmine January 5, 2019

        Samantha the SERVANT LOL

      • Samantha Mumba January 6, 2019

        Spaghetti and Meatballs
        Level: Easy
        Yield: 4 servings
        Total: 35 min
        Prep: 15 min
        Cook: 20 min

        1 pound spaghetti
        Salt, for pasta water
        1 1/4 pounds ground sirloin
        2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it
        1 egg, beaten
        1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs, a couple of handfuls
        1/4 cup grated Parmesan, Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano cheese
        2 cloves garlic, chopped
        Salt and pepper
        2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
        1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
        4 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped
        1 small onion, finely chopped
        1 cup beef stock, available on soup aisle in market in small paper boxes
        1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
        A handful chopped flat-leaf parsley
        10 leaves fresh basil leaves, torn or thinly sliced
        Grated cheese, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano, for passing at table
        Crusty bread or garlic bread, for passing at the table

        Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
        Place a large pot of water on to boil for spaghetti. When it boils, add salt and pasta and cook to al dente.
        Mix beef and Worcestershire, egg, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Roll meat into 1 1/2 inch medium-sized meatballs and place on nonstick cookie sheet or a cookie sheet greased with extra-virgin olive oil. Bake balls 10 to 12 minutes, until no longer pink.
        Heat a deep skillet or medium pot over moderate heat. Add oil, crushed pepper, garlic and finely chopped onion. Saute 5 to 7 minutes, until onion bits are soft. Add beef stock, crushed tomatoes, and herbs. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.
        Toss hot, drained pasta with a few ladles of the sauce and grated cheese. Turn meatballs in remaining sauce. Place pasta on dinner plates and top with meatballs and sauce and extra grated cheese. Serve with bread or garlic bread (and some good chianti!)

  2. I HATE WHYYYTE n Blaccck BITCHEZZ BOTH NOT SHT January 5, 2019

    The police said not guilty .. . .

    • Jasmine January 5, 2019

      Exactly. These people need to Step To The Name Of Love and get off this man’s d|ck. If he ain’t piping you then it is none of your concern what he does in his PRIVATE LIFE. People need to mind their business and GET A LIFE:


      • Samantha Mumba January 5, 2019

        Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger, Scallions, and Soy


        1 (1 1/2-pound) whole white fish (such as sea bass, branzino, or flounder), cleaned with head and tail intact
        Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
        2 by 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely julienned
        1/4 cup light soy sauce
        1 tablespoon rice wine
        1 scallion, white and light green parts only, julienned
        4 cilantro sprigs
        1/2 cup canola oil

        1. Rinse the fish in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season the fish inside and out with salt and pepper. Place the fish on a heatproof plate that is both large enough to accommodate it (a glass pie plate works well) and will also fit inside your steamer, bending the fish slightly if it is too long. Stuff half of the ginger inside the cavity of the fish and spread the remaining ginger on top of the fish.
        2. Pour water into a wok or stockpot and set a steamer in the wok or on the rim of the stockpot. Make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the steamer. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
        3. Place the plate holding the fish in the steamer, cover, and steam for about 8 minutes, until the fish flakes easily when tested with the tip of a knife.
        4. While the fish is steaming, in a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, wine, and 1 tablespoon of water. Set aside.
        5. When the fish is ready, carefully remove the plate from the steamer and pour off any accumulated liquid. Lay the scallion and cilantro along the top of the fish. In a small sauté pan, heat the oil over high heat until it is hot but not smoking. Remove the oil from the heat and pour it directly over the scallion and cilantro to “cook” them. Drizzle the soy mixture over the fish and serve immediately.

  3. Jasmine January 5, 2019

    Here is a message to all these “victims”. “When you know a man is a snake and you CHOOSE to get with them and they bite you. That ain’t NOBODY’S FAULT but your own cause u knew they was a snake before you got with them.” ~ Ms. Jody


    • Samantha Mumba January 5, 2019


      Preparation time
      Cooking time
      over 2 hours
      Serves 4-6

      1 sheep’s stomach or ox secum, cleaned and thoroughly, scalded, turned inside out and soaked overnight in cold salted water
      heart and lungs of one lamb
      450g/1lb beef or lamb trimmings, fat and lean
      2 onions, finely chopped
      225g/8oz oatmeal
      1 tbsp salt
      1 tsp ground black pepper
      1 tsp ground dried coriander
      1 tsp mace
      1 tsp nutmeg
      water, enough to cook the haggis
      stock from lungs and trimmings
      Wash the lungs, heart and liver (if using). Place in large pan of cold water with the meat trimmings and bring to the boil. Cook for about 2 hours.
      When cooked, strain off the stock and set the stock aside.
      Mince the lungs, heart and trimmings.
      Put the minced mixture in a bowl and add the finely chopped onions, oatmeal and seasoning. Mix well and add enough stock to moisten the mixture. It should have a soft crumbly consistency.
      Spoon the mixture into the sheep’s stomach, so it’s just over half full. Sew up the stomach with strong thread and p**** a couple of times so it doesn’t explode while cooking.
      Put the haggis in a pan of boiling water (enough to cover it) and cook for 3 hours without a lid. Keep adding more water to keep it covered.
      To serve, cut open the haggis and spoon out the filling. Serve with neeps (mashed swede or turnip) and tatties (mashed potatoes).

  4. Jasmine January 5, 2019

    I love Aaliyah but she was FAST.


    1. Damon Dash confirming Jay-Z dated Aaliyah first in the video below.

    2. Here is a direct quote from Damon Dash about Aaliyah and Jay-Z from his MTV interview in 2001:

    ““I was going at her, but Jay was going at her. He knew her before I did,” he said. “It was a situation where Aaliyah was the type of girl that would give you a shot. She didn’t care what people thought. So she’ll date you and be your friend. But you might end up in the friend zone… You wasn’t gonna just hit that. At least that was my experience.””

    3. https://www.p interest.com/pin/122300946108546159/

    Aaliyah had a LOT of boyfriends and some of them are on the site above. They include Jay-z, Damon Dash, R. Kelly, Ginuwine, and COUNTLESS other men.

    4. Aaliyah dated Jay-Z and Damon Dash at the same time. If you look at the dates on the photos on the following site you will see that they dated in 1997 and also in 2000. In 1997 Aaliyah would have just been turning 18 so it is possible Jay-z dated an underrage Aaliyah too!

    https://www.p interest.com/pin/122300946108546159/

    4. Aaliyah’s natural beauty. Aaliyah possessed the kind of natural beauty that would make it hard for any man to resist. She was the perfect dime. Most women would have to get a ton of work done to look how anywhere near as good as Aaliyah did naturally. She was beautiful inside and out so I can see why men in general would be salivating at the mouth and wanting to wife her if she was up close and personal in their presence!

  5. DanYiel Iman January 5, 2019

    Sadly this is what the industry has turned into!! He said she said & the FACTS!! Hopefully all will be resolved!!??‍♂️

  6. I hate b&w b itchezz . They both not sht January 6, 2019

    Kelly write songs like you saved .e…I believe I can fly…..to uplift people it is very real the devil is at his heels….leave Kelly alone

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