Producer Damon ‘Dame’ Dash sat down for a candid and frank interview about the Lifetime series Surviving R Kelly last week, and for the first time shared how his ex Aaliyah felt about the man she married at the age of 15.
‘I watched some of it yesterday, as much as I could tolerate,’ said Dash while appearing on Hip Hop Motivation.
‘Number one: there was a girl when she was even trying to talk about it and she couldn’t, and I remember Aaliyah trying to talk about it and she couldn’t. She would just leave it at: ‘That dude was a bad man.’

Dash, who was dating Aaliyah when she was tragically killed in 2001 plane crash, then added: ‘I’ve been tight about this sh*t for years.’
He later explained to host Kenyatta Griggs that Kelly played a big part in the demise of his partnership with Jay Z, who in 2002 agreed to work with the singer despite knowing what he had done to Aaliyah.
‘I didn’t really want to know what he did, to the extent that I would, you know, deal with it because that’s what a man does,’ explained Dash.’But it was so much hurt for her to revisit it. I wouldn’t want to revisit it without a professional. Whatever got done was terrible.’
That is why his partner’s decision to collaborate with Kelly was too much for him to handle, with Dash claiming he donated all profits he made from Best of Both Worlds to a breast cancer charity in memory of Aaliyah.