The track in question, “Sorry,” calls out another woman thought to be Rachel Roy, referring to her as “Becky with the good hair,” fueling rumors that she is who Jay Z allegedly cheated on Beyoncé with.
Dame Dash recently spoke out about the situation during an episode of Access Hollywood Live, discussing how fans’ reaction to the track affected his family, considering Roy is the mother of his two daughters.
During the interview, Dash says he could care less about the rumors about Roy, but he did have a problem with fans bringing his daughters into the drama, attempting to involve them in the social media backlash Roy experienced once the song came out.
“The only issue I had is them putting pressure on my children,” the music mogul shares. “And for me it’s the history between me and Jay [Z] and me being his partner at the time in Roc-A-Feller and Rocawear and all that and [his] best friend. Of course on a human level, it would bother me.”
Dash called in therapist Dr. Jen to help him address the rumors during a conversation airing on his own radio show, The Dame Dash Show, adding that he didn’t want to discuss the album and its aftermath until he could do so professionally. He also shared he wasn’t interested in gaining any press from the situation, and wanted to wait until he could talk about it on his own platform.
“I didn’t address it until I got to address it professionally,” he said. “I believe in therapy, and I believe an objective opinion sometimes helps you be a better person.”
Dash also went on say that he feels bullying in any form should not be tolerated, and was displeased when his daughters became a target in the situation, simply because of who their mother is.
"The worst disrespect of all time is to disrespect someone’s children,” he said. “The way I was feeling about it, is that anyone who would harass a child is a coward. I have been in rap for a while but I have never had anyone disrespect my kids.”
Check out Dash’s commentary about how "Lemonade" affected his family in full here.
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