While leaving the Manhattan Supreme Court in New York Thursday (March 13), Dame Dash confronted NY Daily News reporters about their coverage of his court case, a case that has Dash fighting a $1 million lawsuit filed by Linda Williams, the mother of his son, who says that he falsely had her arrested during their custody battle in 2009.
“How come you never talk about the positive stuff?” Dash says to the reporters in a video that appears on NY Daily News’ website. “‘Cause I’m Black? Because you’re Republican? Why? When you come in the court case, you don’t go just to court case. You talk about the history of which you’ve written about before. So how come don’t speak about the good stuff? Why don’t you guys ever write about the good stuff about a black man? Why? ‘Cause you’re a racist Republican paper. That’s why. And I know you it’s killing you that Obama is in office. I know it’s killing you. I know it kills you that you went to college to write for a paper that’s not credible…Why is it that you don’t talk about the good stuff, ever?”
“Why don’t you say, ‘He has art galleries around the world’?” Dash adds. “‘He has independently owned companies that do well over $50 million’? ‘He employs 10 people at any given time.’ How come you never say that? Why? … Why would anyone believe the Daily News? Nothing you say is credible. You only talk about things that you think are gonna sell papers. So, yeah, people buy into negativity, but why don’t you talk about the positive aspect to this whole situation?”
Dash also posted an Instagram video of this exchange. The Instagram video is below, followed by the clip’s caption.
Funny how pathetic the ny post and daily news writers look when asked questions…these are the nerds that dare have an opinion on what I’m doing….these squares that can only survive speaking on other people…I feel sorry for there lame life’s…I’ll give names later #thenotfuckingaroundcrew #realmenwin #tycoonshit and please don’t think I’m mad I’m just having a lil fun
Dash also posted a photograph of his legal team on his Instagram account and added additional commentary regarding the New York Daily News and the New York Post.
Me and team legal… @seidmansays and the photographers in front of the court house…there will def be some stupid shit in the paper in the next couple of days….the New York post and daily news are some racist mother fuckers they always try to make a black man look crazy unless he is a corporate puppet….I ll show you the scumbag writers after they put this stupid story up…so much court for nothing
On March 14, the New York Daily News reported that Dash was more than one hour late for the start of the trial. The paper also said that Dash “started bothering two female newspaper reporters sitting in the audience and got into a shouting match with the elderly judge.”
Moreover, the paper said the following regarding Dash’s statements outside of the courtroom to its reporters.
“He then capped off his spectacular meltdown by waiting outside the courthouse for the reporters with his three aides,” the paper wrote in its report. “Dash then followed them down the street, videotaping the reporters as he screamed, ‘racists!’ and other taunts, his voice bouncing off the buildings, causing passers-by to stop and stare.”
The NY Daily News also says that Dash was ordered to erase a recording of a separate conversation with one of its reporters.
“In the morning, before the trial started at 71 Thomas St., an angry Dash started chewing out a Daily News reporter, calling her a ‘racist,'” the report says. “He then began videotaping her with his phone in the courthouse, which is against state regulations. Court officers then ordered him to erase the tape.”
The video posted on NY Daily News’ website is below.