As for their secret to a happy marriage, Beyoncé told Oprah it was a balance between her independence and the love for her husband.
After all these years, we’re still talking about what went wrong between Dame Dash and Jay Z that ended up killing Roc-A-Fella Records.
It was a clear case of mutual admiration between a native New York tough guy and a Texas belle.
She credits this friendship to being the foundation of their relationship.
Both were at the top of the charts when they finally started dating around the year 2000.
According to hip-hop folklore, the former best friends fell out because Dame tried to make Cam’ron vice president of their label, while Jay was busy drinking mai-tais with Ty Ty. Somebody may have had a different experience at a different time in her life.” The pair would later begin dating in 2000 after building as friends first, but Dame admitted there was some initial apprehension because of Jay.
And because all good stories involve a love triangle, another rumor claims both Jay and Dame were fighting for Aaliyah’s affections, which Dame ultimately won. “We developed a real friendship before [dating], but there was always apprehension because other people would try to get at her first.
The aging maverick spoke to Hip-Hop Motivation about his relationship with Aaliyah and revealed that Mr. Dame further explained that Aaliyah was pretty cool in the sense that she would let guys shoot their shot.