The former Roc-A-Fella Records bossman used to be married to Roy, and while they’re not together, the rumor that she could be “Becky with the good hair” was enough for the Beyhive and internet to go after her.
Now, Dame Dash is speaking out. During an interview with UK-based magazine Grazia, Dash called Hov and Beyonce cowards for not speaking up and dismantling the rumor that Roy had sex with Jay. It’s an especially touchy subject for Dash as his two teenage daughters, for whatever reason, faced most of the criticism.
"Anyone who messes with a child is a coward," he said in likening the Beyhive's activity to criminal abuse. "They [Beyoncé and Jay Z] should have stepped up and said something. Adults can go and harass a kid on behalf of an R & B singer? It was like sexual abuse. The trolls should have been put in jail for that. It was crazy."
When asked about whether he believed Rachel Roy actually did sleep with Jay Z, Dame Dash says he doesn’t care either way. According to him, many of her actions are what led to their split.
“I don’t care what Rachel did — I don’t agree with a lot things she does,” he explained. “I have kids by that woman, so if I ever disrespect their mom it will hurt my kids. I cannot air it out the way I would like to. I love my children, but there are definitely things that are being done which I would not expect of a regular human. But I am a gentleman, so I will not be hard on her.”
Read the full Grazia interview with Damon Dash here.
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