Dame Dash recently got with Kenyatta Griggs of Hip- Hop Motivation and the Roc- a- Fella co- founder spoke about the Surviving R. Kelly series in the new interview. He revealed that it was difficult to watch as it brought up old memories of Aaliyah, with Dame noting that the late singer and his former girlfriend had trouble dealing with the emotional trauma of her relationship with R. Kelly.
In 1994, Kelly allegedly married Aaliyah when she was still underage. One of Kelly's backup singers also claims that she witnessed a then 27-year- old Kelly having sex with Aaliyah, then 15, on a tour bus.
"I watched some of it yesterday, as much as I could tolerate," Dash said at around the 10-minute mark. "I'm not gonna lie, as a human, I was tight. I was tight about a couple things. Number one: 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. She would just leave it at, 'That dude was a bad man.'
He adds his own frustrations by not being able to help her through these emotions: " It was so much hurt for her to revisit it . I would n't want to revisit it without a professional.
Watch interview below:
Dash and Aaliyah met in 2000 and continued until the tragic death of the singer in 2001. Months after the death of Aaliyah, Kelly and JAY released The Best of Both Worlds, a collaborative album Dash opposed strongly.
The music mogul had this to say regarding 'The Best of Both Worlds'; "If you remember The Best of Both Worlds, you don't see my name on that [...] I never wanted no part of that."