Dame Dash Says Lyor Cohen Is Happy Over Jim Jones Beef

Dame Dash addresses Jim Jones feud, says black people who do business together "get very reactive."

While speaking with Hip Hop Motivation, rap entrepreneur Dame Dash offered a detailed response to Jim Jones’ comments about him being both a thief and a “culture vulture.” He began his response by stating that Jones is sometimes “emotional” and revealed that he’s still unsure of why the Harlem rapper called him out in an Instagram post submitted yesterday (August 25).

The Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder then went on to share his belief that black people who conduct business together can be “reactive” at times. Even when what they’re reacting to is something that is merely a misunderstanding.

“I know Jim. He’s emotional,” Dame said. “He’s my brother. And I don’t know on any level why anyone would disrespect me…When it comes to black people when they do business together it doesn’t matter how much good stuff you do. If something, one thing is perceived as bad, it might be even misunderstood, black people get very reactive. Instead of just talking it through. And a lot of times it’s usually a misunderstanding…I would never have no problems with Jim. I would never have no problems with anybody on a physical level where I have the need to disrespect anybody. So, I wish he would have approached things different…Families got problems sometimes, man. They react. We don’t hide our problems. We wear it all on our sleeve. So, I guess when it comes to Harlem dudes they emotional. Doesn’t excuse it…I would be alright with having a conversation with anyone that says that I owe them money. Just as long as it’s a civil conversation.”

Dame commented on artists in general later in his interview, stating that they sometimes “get mad and say things in the moment.” He added that artists are sometimes encouraged to speak irrationally by those trying to take advantage of them.

“It happens a lot,” he said. “When artists will get mad and say things in the moment. And they don’t even understand what the business is. But they never apologize when they found out what the business is…An artist is supposed to be emotional. That’s why he’s an artist. That’s why he’s so good at his art. He’s supposed to be. But a lot of people take advantage of artists. And if they see someone protecting an artist they’ll always make sure that they tell that person that they’re making too much money off of them or they can make them more money or they’re robbing them. And also when people create distance and don’t talk, that’s when you know they’re about to do something bad. Cause you can’t stab a person in his back in front of him…There’s not enough money in the world I think to disrespect someone that’s given you nothing but love their whole life just because of a misunderstanding.”

Lyor Cohen, a music executive Dame has criticized on numerous occasions, was also brought up during his conversation. He commented on how happy Cohen and others from other cultures are over his beef with Jim Jones.

"You know how happy Lyor was when he saw that? Or anybody else from another culture that benefits from us having beef,” Dame said. “There’s not gonna be no benefit from us brothers having a war or a disagreement or whatever it is…If you in front of a camera you have a public responsibility to be a good example for the people that look up to you. Especially from your culture. We have to lead by example. We have to be intelligent. We have to do the right thing by each other.”

Yesterday (August 25), Jones insulted Dame in an Instagram post that included a picture of Dame and the following caption: “This nigga here is th real culture vulture n a thief fuck faggot lol back to my day."

Dame responded with an Instagram post of his own and wrote the following:

"I'm not sure what exactly would make @jimjonescapodisrespect me publicly or any kind of way but if it's over money or Buisness i really don't think that's the most productive way to deal with things...but I'm always open for discussion as long as we speak as men... I would never be ignorant enough to get on some tuff shit... That's what's killing our culture... I have nothing but love for you despite your disrespect...we are all kind of used to the way you react in the moment but it's just not positive or productive for the culture....let's lead by example...we can't be fighting each other it makes us all look dumb harlem does stick together we never fight each other... Please don't try to make a positive thing look negative....if you have a real issue we can talk about it...my daughter is on this Instagram.... And I love your family my nigga... Let's hug it up.... We dont need to be fighting #harlemstickstogether."

RELATED: Jim Jones Calls Dame Dash A Thief, "Culture Vulture"; Dash Responds


  • I'm impressed

    I would like to thank my fellow 30+ angry white posters for doing such a stellar job . Let's hope Mr D Dash reads all your comments and realizes that he is doing it all wrong . Keep up the good work warriors .


      Right. This is the same Jim Jones who ran to his crew's enemie 50 Cent when he had a dispute with boy Cam. #THAL

  • BraveHeart

    Dame! Just clarify it, YOU A RACIST MOTHER FUCKER and that's the bottom line. I'm black and you all you're doing is stirring a big fucking pot of bullshit that some people may take more serious and it'll start some more hatred and backtracking between cultures. What you're doing is making black people look bitter at failure, this ain't 1910, we got money, we make money, we employee millions of people we have a FUCKING BLACK PRESIDENT ON 2ND TERM FFS!! what the fuck more do you want?!!! But noooo always one, "I think we deserve this, we deserve that" you fucking moaning haggled worthless piece of CUNT!! Rant Over!

    • Anonymous

      He probably did Americans both black and white are a pretty dumb bunch in all fairness .


      ^ LOL..You didn't really think Braveheart was black did you it is so obviously the rant of a white cornball who really needs to improve his SOCIAL ENGINEERING SKILLS.

    • D.G

      Really? do you really believe what you are saying? You are turly blinded by the matrix. O.K we have a black president but what policies have really empowered the black community. Don't just analyze things at face value, do the research and the knowledge and then you will understand where Dame is coming from!!!

  • Anonymous

    What talent was Dame Douche have, period? He's accomplished exactly NOTHING since Jay split, and I think Jay is human dogshit but at least son is about working.

  • Anonymous

    Broke ass bitter bum motherfuck Dame Dash (though Memphis Bleek might take his calls) #MIKE BROWN

  • Anonymous

    Jim Jones called him a slut. LMFAO. A 38 year old man calling his former friend a slut.

  • Anonymous

    Hatin on Lyor?! You cray. You're so washed up, you're seaweed Dame.

  • Anonymous

    at the end of the day what talent does dame have as far as the hip hop lane... Jay realized it after a while he was the cash cow... How can Dame hate on sum one like Lyor when he does the same exact sh*t so in essence Jim is right when he calls dame a culture vulture..

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  • IROC

    First Jay drop Dame then Beanies says Dame stole from him now Jim calling him out . when Dame was getting money he didn't have nothing bad to say about the industry thieves he was down wit it make up your mind Dame ?

  • Me

    Dame you should speak to what this dude is accusing of and you should know that we are listening to every word you say and you sound like a jackass.. I think when Dame screamed on Kevin Liles that was the last straw and now you just bumping your gums about dumb shit and I like Dame but he has to speak straight..

    • Anonymous

      I don't think he ever can describe in detail, just leave the bread crumb trail (at least publicly). End of the day it's been said millions of times that the game is rigged, shiesty, shady and only the strong can eat among the wolves and swim with the sharks. The weak get absorbed and spit out.

  • Anonymous

    Will never understand how anyone can hate on Dame.

    • Anonymous

      He pushed his success in their face and it scarred them inside. They didn't use it as motivation like they could do it big too, instead they became bitter because they were (and probably still are) losers in their endeavors. .

  • Anonymous

    Lyor Cohen forgot who you were the day Jay-Z dropped you and probably never knew who Jim Jones was to begin, sit the fuck down idiot

  • Anonymous

    Broke ass bitter fuck should do 'the culture' (human culture) and kill himself already. Hey Dame, why didn't you go to #Ferguson you such a cultural leader? #MIKE BROWN Rest In Power Dame Dash drop dead

  • Tremel

    I can't believe what I'm reading from Mr. Dash! All his career he has been running his mouth and screaming at people to the top of his lungs and telling everybody that he'sfrom the streets and don't fuck with him! Now this dude wants to play Mr. Diplomat and work things out! LMFAO!!! Why ain't you running up and taking it to the streets now my nigguh? I will tell you why... CAUSE U AIN'T SHIT DASH!!! U run your fucking mouth NON STOP now ur Mr. culture ! GETDAFUCKOUUTAHERE!!!!

    • Black

      Because he is a grown man now. If you are the same person you were in your early twenties, you have failed in life. You must not have matured yourself making such a naive comment.

    • SMFH

      "The New Dash"... LMFAO gtfoh

    • Anonymous

      Dame is only speaking to Jim in a diplomatic and polite because that's his little brother. He loves Jim and respects him. Speaking to him in such a hostile manner would only bring back the old, angry, bitter Dame Dash. The new Dame is all about spreading love and positivity in the black community.

  • Anonymous

    I like how Dame is focused on the true enemy and not taking the bait to beef with his own brother, I'm not a big Dame fan but I salute and respect this move.

  • Anonymous

    Lyor Cohen is too busy making millions to give a shit what some crusty, irrevelant, broke ass scrub has to say every week. Everybody moved on and maintained their fortunes, all except Dash. Stop crying and reinvent yourself, nigga.

  • Tee

    Did anyone tell Dame that Lyor Cohen probably will never listen to his rants? No one is. He is talking about people that have moved on with their lives, culture vulture or not. Dame is simply sitting in bitterness and is steady pointing the finger at everyone except himself. It's not everyone else's fault, while he sat and did "nothing wrong". No one told Dame to help everyone else to get rich, while he was blind when counting his own money. No one told him to create a company (thinking it would last forever) and not have a plan B, like Jay and Kanye did. No one told Dame to blow money like there was no tomorrow. Those were his choices. Now I am pretty sure some people may have done things to him that were not right, but he should take responsibility for his own actions and get off Lyor's dick, because the man is not listening. These people are making money, while Dame bitches.

  • Anonymous

    Lol ain't no beef nigga, stop trippin, all Jim Jones did was clown u and you out here catching feelings like he raped ya or something

  • Anonymous

    Shut the fuck up, you walk around talking shit about everybody and when somebody does it to you you wanna talk that "My Brother let's come together" bullshit. Dame Dash - Biggest hypocrite in hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    real niggas don't beef on instagram.

  • real talk

    lyor cohen iz another culture vulture

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