Jay-Z, Dame Dash, Steve Stoute

Dame Dash Claps Back After Steve Stoute Calls Out His ‘Antics’ That Severed Jay-Z Relationship

Dame Dash sounded off after being name-dropped in Shannon Sharpe's candid deep dive with music executive Steve Stoute.

Dame Dash sounded off after being name-dropped in Shannon Sharpe’s candid deep dive with music executive Steve Stout.

The entrepreneur and businessman was the latest guest on Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast, where he was asked to give his take on the downfall of Jay-Z’s friendship and working relationship with Dash.

According to Stoute, it was Dash’s “antics” and how “angry” he would get with Roc A Fella staff that caused him to lose his close ties to “the most important artist of his generation.”

“Dame’s antics, were just, it became—people over time, you mature,” Stoute said. “It’s like you have friends at 16, but by the time you turn 19, they were still doing the same sh*t when you were 16.…You start spending less and less time with them because of that.”

He continued, “It’s like one of those things where Dame wouldn’t change. The way he spoke to people, the way he treated people…He was angry because he had a strong perspective about his business philosophy.”

The UnitedMasters CEO went on to detail how Dash would become upset when he learned about team members meeting with other executives without his knowledge. He added that Dash would take out his frustrations on staffers when his business dealings unraveled.

“While he was ‘building businesses,’ which partly he was, he would go off all around the world with cameras and girls and all kinds of crazy sh*t, and then come back flipping out on everybody,” Stoute claimed. “Bro, you didn’t build a business that was so operationally tight that you could just go away and come back, and sh*t would just be the same and all that sh*t.”

The record executive explained how Jay-Z, who went on to become hip-hop’s first billionaire, eventually outgrew Dash’s attitude and work style.

“Jay grew up. You know, Jay wanted more, I think Jay seen Dame’s ceiling. I mean, I think that’s really what it was.…He wanted more, and everybody wanted more,” Stoute explained.

While he credits Dash for being “very very smart, very talented” and “far from stupid,” there was a limit. Stoute said Dash had an “ego through the roof, so there was no working with him.”

Once Dash caught wind of the interview, he reposted the clip to his Instagram and sounded off about Stoute “always speaking on other men’s business.”

“This is the reason I had to smack the sh*t out of @stevestoute a couple years ago…because he’s always speaking on other men’s business good thing I’ve evolved,” Dash wrote.

Most recently, Dash was ordered to sell his remaining stake in Roc A Fella to pay off an $823,000 debt. However, Jay and Kareem “Biggs” Burke opposed the ruling and said the board of directors would need to approve the sale. A judge responded by ruling Dash’s shares as personal property.