This Friday, Halle Berry stars in the story of a wife who tragically loses her husband and reconnects with his spirit through spending time with his best friend. As we countdown to the film's release, we look at celebrity BFFs who once upon a time were close, but either voluntarily or invountarily, have gone their separate ways.
Jay-Z and Damon Dash
How long were they friends?:
Their is no documented history when their friendship began. The two, along with Kareem "Biggs" Burke, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records in 1997. In addition to the record label, the three friends also partnered on other business ventures such as Roc-La-Familia, Roc-A-Fella Films and Rocawear clothing line.
What tore them apart?:
There are three sides to every story, Jay's side, Dame's side and the truth. Jay has been quoted in interviews as having "outgrew" Dash and disagreed with several of the labels new artist (Cam'ron) and wasn't interested in living a "Hollywood Lifestyle" like Dash.
Things Lost in the Fire?:
A successful business partnership, over a decade of friendship and a nasty P.R. hit among the hip-hop nation.
Who Came Out Ahead?:
Public opinion swings to Jay. He became President of DefJam Records which also distributes Roc-A-Fella Records. Last year, Jay released "Kingdom Come" and in a few weeks, his latest project, inspired by "American Gangster" will be in stores. Meanwhile, Dash founded the Damon Dash Music Group and produced several films including "The Woodsman" and "State Property." Dash's other businesses include America Magazine, Armadale Vodka, Dash Management, PRO-KEDS, Team Roc, Tiret Watches, the Rachel Roy Clothing Line, an investment in New York nightclub The Plumm, Dash/DiBella Boxing and his new CEO Clothing line. Last time I checked, neither one of them are doing too bad.
Will these two friends who seemed to have grown apart ever find a way to come together again?
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