Nope. Try again. Tell South African people that on behalf of his documentary “The Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life.” Tell that to the lawyers who helped Meek Mill fight his case. Tell that to Black Lives Matters, who received $1.5 million from him and Beyonce. Tell that to the eleven students who received $100,000 scholarships (through the BeyGOOD and Shawn Carter foundations) for school. Tell that to the Boys & Girls Club that he’s worked with. No one is obligated to work with another. If he didn’t want to work with Dame Dash, who reportedly had conflict with several people within the music industry, he doesn’t have to.

I hear Dame Dash complain about Jay Z as if the man is his father. Meanwhile Dame’s own son is trying to make a name for himself. No man owes another man his time, energy or money. Dame Dash got on “The Breakfast Club” talking about entrepreneurial endeavors versus working for someone else while Jay Z is out there doing it — quietly and not so quietly. And Colin Kaepernick hasn’t said squat either way. I pay more attention to the one who moves in silence (well, the two, cause Colin is pretty quiet too) than the loud mouth who loves to remind us of all of his work.

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