Outspoken hip-hop mogul and Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash has said a lot of things, even some ting sot ruffle a lot of people’s feathers, but one thing he hasn’t spoken publicly about is the passing of then-girlfriend Aaliyah Haughton…until now.
In 2001, the R&B singer died in a plane crash while taking off from a video shoot in the Bahamas. On today’s (April 19th) episode of the daytime talk show “The Real, “ Dash opened up about feeling like if he were there, he things would have been different.
“There is no chance that, if I was there, we would have been on that plane.” he said. “So it would have never happened that way.”
He revealed that she sent him a message that she felt hesitant about boarding the plane to go to the Caribbean island, and he was against her going, but knew she had to go to film her “Rock the Boat” video.
“She told me she was going to the Bahamas and I was against it, like, ‘Yo, don’t go.’ And then down to the last — we had the Blackberry — down to the last Blackberry that we had, before she went there, she was like, ‘Yo, I don’t like that plane.’ And I was like, ‘Don’t get on it.’ And she was just like, ‘You know, I gotta do it.’ You know, it was a complicated situation, but she had to go do that video.”
But as we all know, the singer met her untimely passing as when her and her crew left a day earlier on a smaller plane.
“If I was there, I would have made sure that that jet that was supposed to be for her… she would have been on that,” Dash continued. “I wouldn’t have got on that plane, you know what I’m saying? So it probably would have been different. But you know um, everything happens for a reason. You know, and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and you just gotta deal with the cards that life deals you.”
Watch Dame’s sit-down below: