Cousins! While appearing in a recent interview Damon Dash spoke about his relationship with Aaliyah and how he believes R. Kelly is currently where he belongs!
“I think he’s where he belongs,” Dame said without hesitation. “I know Aaliyah, so I know what he did,” said Dame as he appeared on the That’s F***ed Up Podcast.
Damon expressed that the sexual abuse allegations brought against Kelly landed him rightfully behind prison and that though he wanted to confront him about certain things years ago surrounding the late singer, she encouraged him not to.
“I can’t be objective about that, you know what I’m saying? But he definitely seemed like he needed some help.”
Dame went on to explain that he had became upset with former friend and fellow Roc-A-Fella founder Jay-Z for creating a collaborative project with Kelly despite what he did or didn’t know.
“I couldn’t believe he did a project with R. Kelly knowing that he had raped my girl,” he explains that specific situation was one of the reasons he had a falling out with Jay.
“I was like, ‘Just don’t put my name on that, I don’t want no money from that. If it is, put it to Aaliyah foundation’ … like they did this shit twice.”
As per Hip Hop DX, Kelly and Aaliyah were rumored to have gotten married when she was just 15 years old.
Allegedly members of the Chicago native’s camp drew up falsified documents which indicated that Aaliyah was 18 in order for them to wed. Sources state that Kelly’s former personal assistant Demetrius Smith, admitted to helping obtain those documents. He shared that he believed Aaliyah was pregnant at the time.
The marriage was later annulled and both Aaliyah and Kelly continued their careers separately.