Dame Dash reminds us Jay-Z was scheming real hard on Aaliyah

Dame Dash at his happiest, in hug with later singer, Aaliyah
Dame Dash at his happiest, in hug with later singer, Aaliyah

The late singer Aaliyah had many admirers of not only her talent but her beauty too one of those people was record producer Damon Dash who dated the singer until her death in 2001.

According to Page Six, Dash claims that besides himself and R. Kelly, Jay-Z also wanted the singer.

“He tried very hard,” Dash told the gossip mag of Jay’s pursuit of Aaliyah.

“I did not mean to fall in love with Aaliyah, she was just that cool,” he said. “But you know, we were both going hard … everybody was trying to get to Aaliyah — it was not just Jay.”

Dash continued to talk about what drew him to the singer and why he fell in love with her.

“She was just cool as hell … we would laugh … we never stopped hanging and that is what happened with her. There was never any obligation or any title … just liking being around somebody for who they are. I was not in love with Aaliyah through the television — I fell in love with her from hanging out and meeting her. She looked different than Aaliyah on the TV screen.”

As for Jay Z, Dash said he didn’t realize at the time his former friend and business partner wanted her too, “I did not know Jay was trying to holler at her, but then it just happened like that. He was trying, I was trying. Everybody was trying — he was going hard.”

Stacey Mickles

Stacey Mickles is a native of Birmingham, AL and has worked as a lifestyle reporter and sports writer over the years.

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