Jim Jones dissed his former business partner Damon Dash via social media on Monday (Aug. 25), referring to him as the “real culture vulture,” a phrase Dame’s been using to describe veteran music executive Lyor Cohen.
On Instagram, the Dipset member posted a photo of Dame with the following caption: “This n*gga here is th real culture vulture n a thief f*ck f*ggot lol back to my day.”
Dash had previously worked with Jones in various business dealings, including his Vampire Life clothing brand and The Diplomats. He responded, saying it wasn’t exactly sure where the animosity stems from.
“I’m not sure what exactly would make [Jim Jones] disrespect me publicly or any kind of way but if it’s over money or Buisness i really don’t think that’s the most productive way to deal with things…” he wrote. “I’m always open for discussion as long as we speak as men… I would never be ignorant enough to get on some tuff sh*t… That’s what’s killing our culture… I have nothing but love for you despite your disrespect…
“We are all kind of used to the way you react in the moment but it’s just not positive or productive for the culture….,” Dame continued. “Let’s lead by example…we can’t be fighting each other it makes us all look dumb harlem does stick together we never fight each other… Please don’t try to make a positive thing look negative….if you have a real issue we can talk about it…”
In the past several months, Dash has made it clear that he has issues with Lyor Cohen, the former CEO of music conglomerate, Warner Music Group. He accused Cohen of raping the hip-hop culture to line his pockets, and even blamed him for causing a rift between him and former partner Jay Z.
“I think he’s fronting on my culture, but he can’t front on anybody else. And I’m calling him out publicly,” Dash said. “I want him to stop trying to rape my culture. Go make some money with some other people. Like stop having your agenda be Hip Hop… It was like they have people that their job is to create beef. So, that they can monetize it. Pause. But they don’t let their culture feel it. But they make money from it. And they can’t make any money or get any respect in their culture. That’s why they’re in our culture.”