Dame Dash recalls Aaliyah being hesitant to speak on her relationship with R. Kelly.
Dream Hampton's docuseries on R. Kelly has received a lot of attention over the past few days. Surviving R. Kelly even sparked a criminal investigation the singer. Several victims spoke out against their experiences with R. Kelly, but the producer admitted several of the singer's former collaborators didn't want to speak on camera including Jay-Z. Dame Dash, on the other hand, hasn't been as silent. The music mogul revealed why he, and many others in the music industry, kept silent during R. Kelly's relationship with an underage Aaliyah.
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Nick Cannon recently shared a clip from his #CannonsClass podcast with Dame Dash. Cannon began to inquire about Dame Dash and Roc-A-Fella's relationship with R. Kelly back in the day. Jay-Z and R. Kelly collaborated on two joint albums and went on a subsequent co-headlining tour together to support their 2004 collab album. Dash recalled a conversation he had with Aaliyah where he inquired about her relationship with R. Kelly to which she told him to "leave it alone."
"I remember having a conversation with Aaliyah and I was like, 'Yo, tell me what happened.' And she just couldn't and I just left it at that. And she said, 'leave it alone,'" he said. "So, what you think I felt? I'm human, bro. But I had to look the other way. All these years. So publicly, that man did a record -- that n***a done raped my girl, that he liked as well, right? You understand what I'm saying? But, no one said nothing."
The full episode is set to drop soon. Keep your eyes peeled for that.