Last week, Dame Dash got into a heated one-sided argument outside of a courthouse with a few reporters from the New York Daily News. The reason Dash appeared at court was to fight a $1 million lawsuit that was filed by his son's mother, Linda Williams, who alleges he falsely had her arrested in 2009 during a custody battle.
As Dash was leaving the courthouse, he confronted the reporters and questioned their motives regarding why they only cover his career whenever something negative is afoot. The reporters stood there and recorded Dame's rant, but never actually responded to his questions. Below is what Dame had to say:
“How come you never talk about the positive stuff? ‘Cause I’m black? Because you’re Republican? Why? When you come in the court case, you don’t go just to court case. You talk about the history of which you’ve written about before. So how come don’t speak about the good stuff. Why don’t you guys ever write about the good stuff about a black man. Why? Cause you’re a racist Republican paper, that’s why. And I know you it’s killing you that Obama is in office. I know it kills you that you went to college to write for a paper that’s not credible.
“Why do I have to be going crazy because I’m asking you a question, instead of you guys asking me? Why am I crazy for that?
“Why don’t you say ‘he has art galleries around the world’? ‘He has independently owned companies that do well over $50 million’? ‘He employs 10 people at any given time.’ How come you never say that? Why?”
And the headline for their news story following the verbal stand-off? "Damon Dash shows up late for trial, harasses reporters and shouts at judge." Sounds like the NY Daily News were able to meet their status quo.
[via The Smoking Section]