Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Dame Dash Blows Up At Lifetime Producer, Quits ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ [WATCH]

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*Dame Dash has accused Lifetime of exploiting his relationship with late singer Aaliyah, while filming the reality tv series “Growing Up Hip Hop.

 Dash called out Tara Long directly,  claiming the president of eOne’s unscripted television is a ‘racist,’ Complex reports.

In the video, the hip-hop mogul is seen blowing up on set before quitting how.

 “You think you’re going to f***ing exploit me when it comes to Aaliyah?” Dash shouts. “I kept telling Tara to stop.”

Check out the heated moment via the Instagram clip below. 

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“F*** Lifetime…I don’t need it,” Dame continues. “I got my own network…I’ll make my own documentary about Aaliyah.” 

Here’s more from Complex:

While we don’t know exactly what went down between Long or other people on the set that prompted Dash’s response, this wouldn’t be the first time Lifetime has been accused of using Aaliyah’s tragic story for financial gain. This includes a widely-criticized biopic on the late R&B singer released in 2014 and the recent Surviving R. Kelly series released in 2019. 

Dame has always maintained that he and Aaliyah dated for years before her tragic death in 2001.

In his IG post, Dash wrote, “This is how I treat racist like Tara long from @eone_tv when she was trying to exploit my story with Aaliyah for @lifetimetv my question is …why is it that the only way a black persons story can only be told on a network only if it goes through a white production company or it won’t get told…let’s get to that…but at the end of the day this is how I been treating racist,” he wrote.

He also noted: “Why is it that the only way a black persons story can only be told on a network only if it goes through a white production company or it won’t get told,” the caption reads.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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