Rap mogul Damon “Dame” Dash wants to be paid in full. The hip-hop executive has singled out former business affiliate and Hollywood heavyweight Lee Daniels over a $2 million loan he allegedly owes him.
Dame went to Instagram Tuesday (June 26) and let loose on why he’s exposing Daniels.
I straight up loaned this dude Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy 2 million to pay for his dream of being a director…it was the money I was using to fund my movies and stay Indy…he promised I get my money back in months…then he makes precious and goes missing so he doesn’t have to pay me…then then Butler…empire…same shit Why does this dude feel like he doesn’t have to pay me?…why do I have to look crazy to get my money back…or go to court…ask @theoriginalbigdaddy why he doesn’t feel like he has to pay me even though he has it…what type of shit is this.. #paywhatyouowe I’m going to put this whole thing on my ig tv in a few… true definition of a culture vulture @culturevultures_book …eats off the culture but Robs the culture at the same time… see you back in court Lee your gonna pay me what you owe…please everyone ask him way he doesn’t think he has to pay me… @tmz_tv @vanlathan @theshaderoom @deadline @worldstar @voguemagazine @people @pagesix @oprah @halleberry
Back in 2014, Dash name-dropped music stars Kanye West and Mariah Carey in a lawsuit against Daniels for cheating him out of business ventures.
“There are pretty notable potential witnesses there,” said his lawyer Natraj Bhushan. Dash mentioned the renowned rapper and pop diva among those who can boost his assertion that he was cheated out of investments to numerous flicks, including the hit movies “Precious,” “The Butler” and “The Paperboy.” (NY Daily News)
Summer 2014 reports revealed Dash accused Daniels of owing him credits on a handful of films.
Damon Dash, the music mogul who blew through a $50 million fortune and is reported to be deeply in debt, is suing Hollywood director Lee Daniels for $25 million. In Manhattan Supreme Court papers filed Thursday, Dash says Daniels owes him money and executive producer credits on at least half a dozen movies and television projects including “The Butler,” “Precious,” and “The Paperboy.” (NY Daily News)
Back in 2016, buzz developed about Dame’s former business partner JAY-Z teaming up with Daniels for a biopic on late comedy icon Richard Pryor.
Lee Daniels has committed to directing The Weinstein Company’s Richard Pryor biopic with Jay Z on board to produce. The Weinstein Company had decided in May to postpone the project, titled “Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said,” after Daniels, the showrunner of Fox’s hit series “Empire,” left the helming gig when he was unable to fit the movie shoot into his schedule. A start date is now set for early 2017. (Variety)