Cam’ron Raps About Dame Dash Slapping Harvey Weinstein [LISTEN]
Cam brings up an old Dame Dash story that involves the former Roc-A-Fella head putting his hands on Harvey Weinstein after the now-disgraced movie mogul disrespected a woman. Roc-A-Fella produced Paid in Full with Dimension Films, which was owned by Bob Weinstein, Harvey's brother.
On "Once Upon A Time," Cam raps:
"No disrespecting the ladies, word from my team
That's the reason Dame smacked Harvey Weinstein
On the set of Paid in Full, y'all gave him hell about it
Some foul shit happened once Capo tell 'em 'bout it..."
In a 2005 interview with Don Diva, Dame shared a story about Weinstein that involved Dash pulling a woman that was apparently on Weinstein's arm.
"I saw him in Cannes and I snatched his bitch— he had a girl and I knew her, so I said ‘Give me her.’ He was pissed,” Dash said at the time. Calling Harvey "a bitch," Dame said Bob Weinstein wouldn't meet with him after the incident unless Russell Simmons was present.
“I respect Russell,” Dash said. “But if I was going to do something, he’s not going to stop me.”
Last month, Dame talked about his history with the Weinsteins.
"When I look at somebody treat other people wrong, I can't just look the other way," Dame said during an interview with Hip Hop Motivation. "And any opportunity I get, I know I'm strong, but I'm always gonna make them suffer for the people that aren't strong enough.”
Harvey Weinstein dismissed the incident when he was asked about it back then, saying, “Damon’s a first-class talent, and I thoroughly enjoy our good-natured trash-talking."
Paid In Full starred Cam'ron, Mekhi Phifer and Wood Harris as three friends caught up in the drug trade. In an interview with The Breakfast Club, Harris reflected on the film's poor distribution—which he attributed to the beef between Dame and Weinstein.
"As a producer on that movie, I don't think he had a good relationship with Harvey Weinstein," Harris explained. "And I think that relationship soured the movie, in a sense, where it didn't hit...as many screens. It didn't get as much...it coulda won some things. I think Damon at that time—I would never throw a person under the bus—Damon at that time...I think if he could do it differently, he would have.
"His relationship with Harvey dulled it's box office," Harris said. "That was old school Dame being old school Dame."
Kanye got on stage, what he do? Played Jay-Z out
What he do next? Check into the crazy house?
Fuck that you made a living talking greazy
Besides that, man, you Yeezy with the Yeezy's
Be yourself, you ain't gotta go AWOL
And fuck that 'Ye, I been this way since yay tall
If you regret it then dead but if you said it, you said it
You meant what you said, can't tell me forgive and forget it
You can check out "Coleslaw" below and peep the interview with Dame Dash and Hip Hop Motivation.
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