Dame Dash Says $5M Lawsuit Didn't Change Lee Daniels Friendship

As Damon Dash was leaving the National Film And Television Awards Ceremony at Globe Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday (December 5), the Hip Hop mogul was requested if he and Lee Daniels had been associates regardless of a $5 million lawsuit. 

“Yeah, we’re associates now,” Dash mentioned. “We’re good. We stick collectively.”

In June, Dash sued the acclaimed director for $5 million, claiming that they had an settlement that Daniels didn’t honor. Dash was purported to get a co-executive producing credit score on a Richard Pryor venture and 5 p.c Daniels’ backend prits. Dash mentioned he loaned Daniels $2 million that he by no means paid again.

Things got here to a head when Dash confronted Daniels at Diana Ross present in Hollywood in late June.

In a since-deleted Instagram submit, Dash defined why he was taking authorized motion.

“I straight up loaned this dude Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy 2 million to pay for his dream being a director,” he wrote within the caption. “it was the cash I used to be utilizing to fund my motion pictures and keep Indy…he promised I get my a reimbursement in months.

“then he makes valuable and goes lacking so he doesn’t must pay me…then then Butler…empire…identical shit Why does this dude really feel like he doesn’t must pay me?…why do I’ve to look loopy to get my a reimbursement…or go to courtroom.”

Dash dropped the lawsuit in November.