Damon Dash, who's turned bashing Jay-Z into a full-time job, said the Brooklyn rapper wanted to get with Aaliyah in the past. Dame and the late R&B singer were an item from 2000 until she died in a plane crash in 2001.
“He tried very hard,” Dame told the New York Post's Page Six. "I did not mean to fall in love with Aaliyah, she was just that cool. But you know, we were both going hard … Everybody was trying to get to Aaliyah. It was not just Jay ... I did not know Jay was trying to holler at her, but then it just happened like that. He was trying, I was trying. Everybody was trying. He was going hard.”
Dame also said that he and Aaliyah didn't have any titles on their relationship, which he loved.
"She was just cool as hell," he explained. "We would laugh, we never stopped hanging and that is what happened with her. There was never any obligation or any title … Just liking being around somebody for who they are. I was not in love with Aaliyah through the television, I fell in love with her from hanging out and meeting her. She looked different than Aaliyah on the TV screen.”
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