According to new reports, Damon Dash – the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records along with legendary rapper and producer, Jay-Z – is suing Lee Daniels for the second time for allegedly ripping him off in a number of different ways.
Damon alleges in the suit that Lee Daniels defrauded him through not attributing the role as a movie producer to him for a movie they intended to create together.
Additionally, Dash claims Daniels didn’t pay him for any of the work. In a report from TMZ.com, the Roc-A-Fella mogul claims Daniels promised to put him on a record regarding the legendary comedian, Richard Pryor, as well as 5% of the residual profits from a movie.
Dash claims that Daniels eventually quit working on the production, and didn’t keep up on any of the promises to the Roc-A-Fella founder. As restitution, Dash wants around $5 million.
At a Diana Ross show at the Hollywood Bowl last week, Dash allegedly confronted Daniels and told him that he’s about to file another lawsuit against him if he doesn’t receive payment.
Daniels supposedly agreed that he was in the wrong. According to the news outlet, Dash sued Daniels back in 2014 over a loan that he never got back.
This new suit involves a settlement agreement they struck together back in 2015. It seems like Dash and Daniels aren’t very good business partners, and should probably sever their working relationship as quickly as they can muster to avoid any more problems.
As many in the hip-hop community know, Dash doesn’t always have financial problems. Early in his career, he worked as Jay-Z’s manager and business partner at Roc-A-Fella records and in 1999, he established a tour for the rapper that resulted in a $19 million pay-day.
In the end, Jay-Z and Damon Dash’s relationship fell apart, mostly as a result of the process whereby they sold the label to Def Jam Recordings, a business deal that, clearly, caused a lot of personal problems.